EXPERTS at the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for the region as Storm Freya prepares to sweep in this weekend.
The ‘be aware’ warning is in place from Sunday to Monday, with people warned of the chance of ‘very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions’.
The alert has been issued from 3pm on Sunday, March 3 until 6am on Monday, March 4.
Gusts of 55-65mph are expected.
The Met Office says there could be ‘injuries and danger to life from flying debris’.
They also say there is the possiblity of ‘some damage to buildings and trees, such as tiles blown from roofs and fallen branches’.
Transport services, including road, rail, air and ferry, may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. And some roads and bridges may close.
Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.