Met Office extends yellow alert as Storm Debi batters Teesside
A weather warning for strong winds has been extended as Storm Debi batters the region.
The Met Office issued a yellow alert for Teesside and other parts of northern England over the weekend as strong winds were forecast to hit the region. While the initial warning was in place between 4am and 6pm on Monday, this has now been extended until 9pm.
A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Storm Debi is clearing into the North Sea but strong winds on its southern and southwestern flank continue. Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely into the evening, though winds will ease from west to east through the next 2-3 hours."
According to the Met Office, gales in excess of 40mph are forecast into Monday evening until gusts begin to die down around midnight. It's been a chilly day for the region with highs of no more than 10°C throughout the day.
What to expect from wind alert
- Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
- Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
- Some roads and bridges may close
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties