The final day of a North East fair will go ahead after the organiser issued an update on weather conditions and the likelihood that it will be happening. 

Despite amber and yellow weather warnings being issued for the region on Saturday (October 21), the decision has been made to move forward with plans for the final day.

The weather warnings are only in place until 1pm, with the organisers citing that the Met Office has forecast an improvement in conditions as the reason behind the event still going ahead.

Read more: Storm Babet: Yarm Fair cancelled due to extreme weather

Issuing an update,  the Showmen’s Guild said: “The weather forecast for tomorrow is set to improve so we are planning to open Yarm Fair on Saturday at 1pm. We will continue to monitor the weather closely. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable day and look forward to welcoming you all."

On Friday (October 20), a decision to cancel the second day of Yarm Fair was taken after high winds and torrential rain brought by Storm Babet made conditions too treacherous to run the event safely.

The Northern Echo: Yarm Fair on Thursday (October 19)Yarm Fair on Thursday (October 19) (Image: LENNY GOULDING)

At the time, the Showmen's Guild said: "In the interest of public safety we have made the difficult decision to close Yarm Fair on Friday 20th October due to the extreme weather forecast for the region.

"We are hopeful to operate on Saturday as planned."

Yellow and amber weather warnings for wind and rain have been issued to the North East after Storm Babet hit the North East late on Wednesday evening.

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Other events in the North East have been cancelled and authorities are urging the public to take caution as the storm continues to cause winds of over 25mph.

According to the Met Office forecast, the extreme weather is set to die down from 1pm on Saturday (October 21), where the likelihood of rain will fall from 50% to 10%.

Winds of up to 22mph will also fall to as low as 6mph by the end of the day.