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Met Office warning as Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps through region

High winds will sweep through North East England.

The region is expected to be hit by gale force winds and heavy rain today as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps across Britain.

The Met Office has issued a a yellow warning for wind and is advising people to expect disruption to travel.

The strongest winds are expected as the rain clears eastwards and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning.

Surface water and spray will make driving conditions difficult, as fallen leaves will affect drainage increasing the risk of surface water.

Tyne Tees Weather - Monday

Photo of Morpeth thanks to GRAEME WILSON

Bright or sunny spells will develop today with scattered showers, perhaps heavy at times initially during the morning before easing later.

Temperatures nearer normal so feeling fresher, and breezy - but less windy than on Sunday. Highs 14°C

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