Met Office issues fresh weather warning for the North East

Waves crash against the pier wall at Seaham Lighthouse on the County Durham coast as weather warnings remain in owing to strong winds <i>(Image: PA)</i>
Waves crash against the pier wall at Seaham Lighthouse on the County Durham coast as weather warnings remain in owing to strong winds (Image: PA)

Wet and gusty conditions are expected to linger as much of the nation continues to feel the effects of Storm Claudio.

The French storm brought plenty of wind and rain for the UK on Tuesday, with the Met Office warning much of the same is forecast for Wednesday.

A yellow warning for wind will be active from 7am until 10pm, with the conditions expected to spread to parts of northern England.

Those affected are urged to be aware of potential travel disruption and flooding as a result of the forecast downpours.

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Chief meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “30 to 40mm of rain is expected to fall in some areas, and where it falls over ground already wet from recent rainfall as well as fallen leaves there may be spray and flooding on the roads as well as travel delays.

The Met Office warns delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely while short-term loss of power is also a possibility.

Mr Armstrong added: “Much of the UK can expect a spell of strong southerly winds on Wednesday, but the warning area highlights where gusts of up to 65mph will be and therefore where there are likely to be some travel delays.”

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