North East set for ‘strong winds and heavy rain’ as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

The Met Office has issued a ‘yellow weather warning’ for hours of gales and rain in the North East over the early part of the week.

A warning is in force on Tuesday and covers much of the North East, with weather likely to consist of heavy persistent rain and gales in our region.

Nationwide delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, the Met Office warned.

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They have warned that homes and businesses may experience flooding, bus and train services may be affected with journey times taking longer and spray and flooding on roads will likely make journey times longer.

In full, the Met Office are forecasting the following conditions between 2am and midnight on Tuesday:

Sunny September is expected to come to an abrupt end with 'intense' downpours
Rain is forecasted for a particularly wet and windy Tuesday
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“Rain, accompanied with strengthening winds, will move north and eastwards across the area early on Tuesday, becoming slow-moving over parts of northeast England and, later, also eastern England. 15-30 mm of rain is expected to fall quite widely.

“Over eastern and North East England, 40-50 mm of rain is likely to fall in some parts with 50-75 mm also possible in a few spots.”

The regions of the North East which have been outlined as most likely to be affected by the conditions include Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

The warning will also affect other regions of the country including the East of England and the East Midlands.

It’s not all doom and gloom, however. Britain could be basking in warmer weather by the end of the week after a weekend of high wind and torrential rain, with potential highs of 21C.

A sunny afternoon on Newcastle Quayside
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After a washout weekend, forecasters say the UK could be set for a “week of two halves” with showers and rainfall continuing over the next few days, the Mirror reports.

Tuesday should, in fact, be worst day of the week and Hurricane Sam, spinning near Iceland, will then suck warm subtropical air north.

On Wednesday, the temperature is expected to begin climbing, with the potential to reach 21C in some places on Thursday and Friday.

Dry and sunny spells are expected with widespread highs of 18C across the UK for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

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