Met Office yellow status weather warning for Newcastle - city bracing itself for violent storm

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Newcastle - this what we know so far.

Newcastle is bracing itself for what is likely to be a violent storm which is due to arrive in the north east on Saturday.

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The weather alert was issued by the Met Office on Tuesday November 23.

The warning is for strong winds and is valid from 12:00am to 6.00pm on Saturday - the warning applies to the majority of the United Kingdom.

“The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday afternoon, before becoming more widespread overnight and into Saturday morning,” said the Met Office.

“Winds will tend to slowly ease from the north during the afternoon.

“The location and strength of the very strongest winds remains uncertain.”

The Met Office added: “However, gusts seem likely to reach 50 to 60 mph widely, with 70 to 80 mph possible in coastal locations, particularly in parts of Scotland and north-east England.”

What to expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.