Warning of windy weather to hit the Anglia region as Storm Brian sweeps in

A tree blown down in the aftermath of Storm Ophelia. Credit: David Young/PA Wire/PA Images

Storm Brian has become the third named storm of the autumn as strong winds are forecast for the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds on Saturday which could cause damage, disruption and power cuts.

The warning is in force from 4am until 11.59pm on Saturday 21 October

Met Office forecasters say a spell of strong southwesterly winds is expected.

The warning says: "Some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with potential for flooding of properties.

"Some transport disruption is likely across the warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

"Short term loss of power and other services is also possible."

This warning has been updated to now include coastal parts of northwest England and has also been extended further north over central England.

The area affected by the Met Office yellow weather warning for strong winds. Credit: Met Office