Storm Malik: What does the first named storm of the year have in store for Newcastle?

It looks set to be a windy weekend on Tyneside as the Met Office has issued two weather warnings of wind for the region.

From 4am tomorrow (Saturday) until 12pm on Monday, there will be just three hours during which Newcastle will not be placed under a Met Office yellow wind warning.

The warnings will be in place from 4am tomorrow until 3pm on Sunday and then a second warning is in place from 6pm on Sunday right through until 12pm on Monday.

What has the Met Office told us to expect?

The yellow warnings have come with a list of the impact we might have in the region

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves

The cloudy weather from today will extend throughout the day, with the stiff breeze increasing in speed into the evening.

Saturday will start off cloudy but by 10am there should be plenty of sun around in places.

Wind gusts will start to reach 40mph by the early morning and could reach 57mph by midday.

The late afternoon should see plenty of sunshine as strong gusts continue to keep the clouds at bay, but these gusts aren’t expected to drop beow 30mph until 8pm onwards.

Sunday morning will see a drop in the wind gusts, and with a ‘feels like’ temperature of -1°C it will be an icy cold start to the day.

Any respite from the wind will feel short lived, however, as by early afternoon the gusts will be back up to around 40mph.

These will remain high during the night and the new week will be welcomed in by further strong wind.

North East weather forecast


Local mist or fog patches soon lifting, with any early brighter spells quickly being replaced by thickening cloud from the west. Staying dry, and feeling rather mild, but hill fog possible across the Pennines. Winds strengthening throughout. Maximum temperature 9 °C.


Gales possible for some overnight, especially across hills, with strong gusts likely elsewhere. Cloudy, with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, persistent across western hills. Many eastern parts staying dry. Minimum temperature 7 °C.


Cloudy start and staying windy, with a band of blustery rain spreading southeast during the morning. Clearer, colder weather following, with long sunny spells and winds gradually easing. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cold, frosty start Sunday, then sunny spells before cloud thickens with rain later. Windy overnight, with gales possible. Cold, breezy with sunny spells Monday. Windy with rain Tuesday. Turning milder.

(Source: Met Office)