Very strong winds are forecast to affect northern parts of the UK during Monday and Tuesday.
On Monday southerly winds are most likely to gust between 55 and 65 mph across much of the warning area with the potential for gusts of 80 mph in coastal areas.
On Tuesday southwesterly winds are most likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph with the potential for gusts of 70 mph across the Central Belt of Scotland and parts of Northeast England.
A windy and cloudy day, with periods of rain.
These mainly across northern and western parts, before spreading east later.
Best of the drier, brighter weather in the east.
Maximum temperature 19 °C.
- A19 Crathorne
The A19 Northbound in County Durham is blocked.
There is stationary traffic after a multi-vehicle crash involving two cars and a lorry.
There is debris on the road between A67 at Crathorne and A174 Parkway near Thornaby-on-Tees.
Closed since 7AM on the main Thirsk to Middlesbrough road. There is also a Southbound lane closure.
As a result there is heavy congestion on surrounding roads around Yarm and High Leven.
Ongoing until lunchtime at least.
A19 - NORTHBOUND - CRATHORNE - COUNTY DURHAM
A19 Northbound closed, stationary traffic due to accident, two cars and a lorry involved between A67 (Crathorne) and A174 / A174 Parkway (Thornaby-on-Tees).Closed since around 07:00 Source:Highways, INRIX Speed Sensors, Caller Brian, Police. Diversion - Follow the hollow triangle symbol via the A67.
- A184 Gateshead
Slow moving traffic A184 Westbound at A194 Leam Lane / A194(M) on Newcastle road near White Mare Pool Roundabout.
This is due to roadworks in the area.
- A19 Jarrow
Queueing traffic on A19 Northbound at the Tyne Tunnel.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›
There were no alerts that they were on their way, but last night the Northern Lights made an appearance over the North East.
It was a spectacular scene caught by only a lucky few.
Reece managed to get this shot off Blackhall Rocks in County Durham:
Anthony managed to capture the picture below just after midnight last night.
It marked the start of a special day for him.
After two years of trying to photograph the Northern lights and always missing out or being too late, I finally managed to get an image on October 12th 2017 which also happens to be my birthday!
The wiggly white lines are actually from some people who walked by with torches. Thanks to the long-exposure setting on the camera they made some amazing shapes that just add to the affect
A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with ex-hurricane Ophelia.
Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are possible.
Southerly winds are most likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph across much of the warning area with perhaps gusts of 70 to 80 mph in more exposed parts.
Dry, bright and breezy with sunny spells, although cloud tending to increase later in the west.
This may bring outbreaks of rain to the Pennines later in the evening.
Maximum temperature 15 °C.