Weather warning for the Midlands on Monday: strong winds, heavy rain.

Weather warning for strong winds and heavy rain across the Midlands on Monday.
Weather warning for strong winds and heavy rain across the Midlands on Monday. Photo: Met Office

WIND

A very intense and rapidly deepening low pressure system is forecast to run northeastwards across the country early on Monday, bringing the potential for an exceptionally windy spell of weather for central and southern parts of the UK.

Gusts of 70mph across the ITV News Central region.

There is the risk of damage to trees and structures, as well as the possibility of disruption to transport and power supplies.

HEAVY RAIN

At the same time, a spell of persistent heavy rainfall is also likely to spread across our region throughout Monday.

There is the potential for surface water flooding.

At this early stage there is quite a bit of uncertainty about the timing, movement and intensity of this system, but keep an eye on the forecast and we will keep you posted.