A YELLOW weather warning for wind has been put in place for the North East and North Yorkshire tomorrow (February 23), as storms continue to cause havoc in the region at the start of this week.

The Met Office announced that the two individual weather warnings, which will be active between 6am and 3pm tomorrow, will bring with it gusts of 40 to 50mph widely and 60mph very locally.

According to the weather agency, delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are likely, some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, while some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.

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In certain locations, some short-term loss of power and other services is possible, before the wind eases from the north during the afternoon.

The weather warnings in question will cover Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Sunderland, and Northumbria.

It’s estimated that the wind will also cover Cumbria, North Yorkshire and East Lothian, Midlothian, and Scottish Borders.

The yellow weather warning comes after Storm Franklin battered the region at the start of this week, which followed Storms Dudley and Eunice at the end of last week and into the weekend.

Northern Powergrid have confirmed that all of the houses that were initially impacted with power outages from Storm Franklin have been restored.

Andy Bilclough, Director Field Operation at Northern Powergrid, said: “Whilst Storm Eunice did impact our network, it did not cause the significant damage seen elsewhere in the UK.

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"We restored power to all customer affected by the storm on Saturday evening and started to make arrangements to get our own teams ready to offer assistance to get the power back on for those customers impacted in other electricity distribution network operators’ areas.”

People traveling on public transport are also being reminded to check their journey before they travel tomorrow and into Thursday (February 24).

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Jake Kelly, Network Rail’s group director, System Operator, said: “There is severe disruption across multiple rail lines, so we are continuing to ask passengers to be careful when they travel and make alternative arrangements wherever possible.

“We will be working round the clock to fix the damage that the storm has done to the railway, but passengers should be checking their journeys as we carry out these repairs.”

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