A deep area of low pressure on Monday – by this time the ex-tropical (or post-tropical) storm Ophelia – parks over Ireland but is likely to bring some potentially damaging gusts of wind to parts of the Tyne Tees region as we start the new working week.
There are now Met Office Yellow 'Be Aware' warnings in place, which cover parts of the Pennines and further west during Monday and transfer eastwards overnight into Tuesday.
50-60mph gusts are possible quite widely by Monday night, with the strength of the winds then passing down the eastern slopes of the Pennines to all parts by Tuesday morning rush hour. Many areas are in the firing line for 65-70mph gusts.
Possible impacts from the gale force winds include some big waves and delays to transport, damage to buildings (such as tiles from roofs) and with trees still in leaf they are vulnerable to being damaged or completely blown over.
Take extra care and, if you have to travel, leave extra time for your journeys
For the latest warnings visit the Met Office.