WEATHER forecasters are warning that an “exceptionally windy spell” is set to hit England and Wales.
The North-East is among the areas expected to be hit by the strong winds on Monday.
Heavy rain could also cause floods, but it is not yet clear how intense the conditions will be.
A Met Office spokesman said: “A very intense low-pressure system is forecast to run north-eastwards across the country early on Monday, bringing the potential for an exceptionally windy spell of weather for much of England and Wales.
“At the same time, persistent, heavy rain could cause some surface water flooding.
“There is some continuing uncertainty in the timing, intensity and track of the low.
“However, the public should be aware of the risk of damage to trees and structures, as well as the possibility of disruption to transport and power supplies.”