Storm Helene heads for North East - yellow weather warning issued
People in the North East have been warned to batten down the hatches for a night of extremely windy weather.
Storm Helene will blow in at about 6pm on Monday, and make her effects felt until about 8am on Tuesday.
Gusts of 50-60mph are expected, and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind.
Forecasters say there could be some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.
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Some bus and train services might also be affected, with some journeys taking longer.
There could be delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges, and some short term loss of power and other services.
Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves.
Some damage to trees is possible, such as large branches or even whole trees falling in a few places.