Yellow weather warning in place as Hartlepool hit by strong gales
A yellow weather warning for wind will remain in place in Hartlepool until later this afternoon.
Gusts for wind are forecast to top 45mph as a weather warning will remain in place until 3pm this afternoon.
There will be strong gusty winds, with gales likely, before it will gradually ease during the afternoon.
It will be a day of sunny spells and occasional blustery showers, perhaps heavy at times. Maximum temperature will be 9 °C.
What to expect:
Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely