THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, with strong winds expected to hit Tynedale.

Storm Diana, named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service, is expected to bring with it widespread strong winds and gusts of up to 80 mph in exposed locations.

The storm made its way to the UK on Wednesday morning and bad weather is expected to make its way to the North East shortly after.

The weather warning affecting Tynedale is in place from 3am until 2pm on Thursday.

The Met Office warned that the storm could cause short term losses of power, injuries and danger to life from flying debris and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs. Road, rail, air and ferry services could also be disrupted.

It comes after earlier this week, police issued an ice warning after road conditions caused a minibus to overturn.

On Tuesday morning, the Stamfordham road heading towards Medburn, just north of Callerton, was closed due to an overturned minibus.

Police said there was only one person in the vehicle at the time of the crash, who did not require medical attention, but it prompted them to issue a warning about icy roads. Drivers were asked to take extra care when driving.

It came as temperatures plummeted, and with heavy rain across the district some roads became coated in black ice.

In higher areas such as Nenthead, snow covered roads and some vehicles became stuck on Tuesday night.