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Storm Barney could bring 70mph wind gusts to the Anglia region

The first autumn storm of the season to head for the Anglia region is forecast to hit late on Tuesday. Winds during Storm Barney are forecast to gust up to 70 mph with the power to bring down trees and cause disruption.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds for the East of England for late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening.

The video shows a Met Office animated forecast sequence indicating rainfall and pressure. Where the pressure lines are closest together is where the strongest winds are expected to blow.

Storm Barney is the second storm to be named under the "name our storms" project by the Met Office and Met Eireann, which asked the public to suggest names.

Last week, Storm Abigail left more than 20,000 homes without power and schools closed in Shetland and the Western Isles as it swept across Scotland.

Warning of windy weather in the Anglia region with gusts up to 70mph

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for windy weather across most of the Anglia region on Tuesday afternoon and evening as Storm Barney sweeps in from the Atlantic.

Winds could gust at up to 60-70 mph with the risk of trees being blown down and travel disruption.

"Storm Barney is expected to be a fast moving storm system bringing a few hours of severe gales to southern parts of Britain later tomorrow afternoon and evening. It brings the potential for travel disruption and could bring down trees.

"There remains a good deal of uncertainty in this evolution and particularly the location of the strongest winds in association with wind Storm Barney, so this warning will be kept under review and updated as necessary."

– Andy Page, Chief Meteorologist

The yellow weather warning is valid from 3pm until 11.30pm on Tuesday 17 November 2015

The area covered by the yellow weather warning on Tuesday 17 November 2015. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says: "West to southwesterly gales and locally severe gales are likely to sweep eastwards across parts of Wales, southern, central and eastern England later on Tuesday. Gusts could reach 60-70 mph inland."

"Be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and that gusts of this strength could bring down trees and lead to some damage to weakened structures."

"A deepening area of low pressure is likely to track east across southern Ireland and then central parts of the UK during Tuesday afternoon and evening, with a swathe of very strong winds potentially developing on the southern flank of the low."

"At this stage, the worst of the winds are expected to reach West Wales mid to late afternoon, sweeping rapidly eastwards during the evening. There remains a good deal of uncertainty in this evolution and particularly the location of the strongest winds, so this Warning will be kept under review and updated as necessary."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment



Video: Tornado captured on camera over Northampton

A tornado has been spotted over Duston near Northampton. Credit: Shaun Whitcombe

Video has been captured of a tornado in the skies above the Duston area close to Northampton. It was spotted at around 12.15pm.

There are reports on social media of damage to nearby houses with roof tiles being blown off and trees damaged as the twister swept through.

The Met Office confirmed that weather conditions in the area suggest it was a tornado.

This video was captured by ITV News viewer Shaun Whitcombe

Tornadoes form as a spiralling column of air descends from the base of a thunderstorm cloud.

It starts as a funnel cloud which can extend all the way to the ground and then becomes a tornado.

Click below to watch a computer animation of the Met Office rainfall radar at the time of the tornado. The brighter colours indicate the heaviest downpours.

Northern Lights seen off the coast of North Norfolk

Aurora picture taken at Salthouse Heath North Norfolk Credit: Russell Waite

There was a treat for anyone looking skywards in Norfolk last night as the Northern Lights were visible from the coast. This picture was taken from Salthouse Heath by Russell Waite.

The aurora borealis is caused by charge particles from the sun interacting with the atmosphere and is normally only seen in countries much closer to the North Pole.

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