Will Storm Katie ruin the rest of the Easter weekend?

Strong winds will continue to batter the country today, dying out tonight.
Strong winds will continue to batter the country today, dying out tonight.

Storm Katie is set to bring high winds to coastal regions for the rest of the Easter weekend.

A nationwide weather warning for wind has been issued and drivers are being warned to watch out for strong gusts on roads and the possibility of fallen trees.

The Met Office forecast for the North East is breezy with sunshine and scattered heavy showers moving up from the south-west.

Some of these may be heavy, with hail, gusty winds, and possibly the odd rumble of thunder. Some wintriness is possible over the hills in the west.

Scattered showers will continue during the evening, but tend to ease, with winds also dying down.

There will be clear spells and light winds during the early hours, with perhaps a touch of frost. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

Tomorrow, it will most likely be dry in the north with cloudier skies and a brief spell of rain further south.

It will be dry with sunny spells for most later. Winds will mainly be light.

The Met Office has also issued yellow weather warnings for northern Scotland today.

Forecasters say winds could reach up to 80mph in Orkney and Shetland, but should clear across most of mainland Scotland by mid-morning.

A weather warning for the South West, South East and the east of England is in place for tomorrow, advising wariness about winds of up to 70mph around the south coast.

Large waves are also expected, and some heavy rain. Anyone travelling has been warned to watch out for low-level disruption.

The chief forecaster's assessment for Monday said: "An area of low pressure is expected to rapidly deepen to the south west of the UK later on Sunday, and then run northeastwards across England and Wales on Monday, accompanied by some very strong winds, large coastal waves and heavy rain.

"There remains a fair amount of uncertainty over the track and timing of this system, and so where and when the peaks of strongest winds will occur."