Weather warning issued for South Shields as high winds are expected to batter North East

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for part of South Tyneside over a 24-hour period this weekend.

A graphic from the Met Office shows the area covered by its yellow weather warning for wind this weekend.
A graphic from the Met Office shows the area covered by its yellow weather warning for wind this weekend.

The forecasters expect the North East to experience yet more gusts winds from around noon on Saturday, February 29, and into Sunday, March 1, at noon.

The worst affected areas covered by the warning, which also includes large sections of England and Wales, will experience winds of up to 60mph.

In South Tyneside, we can expect sunshine at the point where the warning begins, with winds of 34mph rising to 40mph within the hour.

A yellow weather warning is in place for the North East this weekend. Photo copyright Getty images.

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It will become cloudy as the day continues, with the rain likely to hold off.

The temperature during the day will be around 6C, but it will feel as cold as 2C, falling to 0C as the evening draws in and the showers return during the night.

They will continue into the early hours, when the temperature will just fall into the minus figures and light rain will continue and the wind speeds will reach 41mph.

Sunday is expected to be filled with sunny intervals, but the gusts will persist, with gales of around 39mph expected during the day.

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While the temperature will be around 5C, it will still feel as if it is 0C.

In the aftermath of the warning, it is still expected to be windy, with the lowest speed expected to be around 23mph in the hours afterwards.

The Met Office has said as part of the yellow weather warning: “A spell of strong winds is expected to move North East across a large swathe of the UK through Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.”

“Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

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“Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.

“It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.”

Further showers are predicted for Monday and it will be less windy, although there are still predicted speeds of up to 29mph as the new week begins.