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."

"An intense low pressure system is expected to bring a swathe of strong southwesterly winds over southern areas early on Saturday, these steadily transferring east through the morning and early afternoon, becoming westerly and eventually northwesterly later whilst also slowly easing. "Gusts exceeding 50 mph are expected widely within the warning area, with gusts of around 70 mph along exposed coastal areas. "These are expected to coincide with high tides, leading to locally dangerous conditions."

Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

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