Weather warning as fierce winds set to batter South Tyneside - with roads, rail services and flights likely to be affected across the North East

Strong winds are set to hit South Tyneside on Friday
Strong winds are set to hit South Tyneside on Friday

South Tyneside folk are being warned of very strong winds set to batter the borough this week.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the whole of the North East on Friday from 3am in the morning until midnight.

"A spell of very strong winds on Friday could bring some disruption," the warning reads.

"Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close."

Today a yellow weather warning for ice is in place for parts of the North East, but this is largely restricted to the west of Northumberland.

Today began with a chilly start in South Tyneside, with a 95% chance of heavy rain forecast for almost all the daylight hours.

Tonight will see the rain largely clearing into the North Sea after dusk, but extensive low cloud, mist and intermittent drizzle is expected overnight.

A milder night due to the cloud cover is expected, with the minimum temperature expected to be 2 °C.