A storm dubbed Gertrude has sparked a Met Office yellow weather warning for strong gales in Lincolnshire on Friday, January 29.
The ‘be aware’ warning predicts that southwesterly gales will develop across parts of the county between 1pm and 6pm.
Winds are expected to reach between 60 and 80 miles per hour in exposed locations.
Motorists are being advised to be aware of the possibility of difficult driving conditions and disruption to travel and power services.
The chief forecaster’s assessment reads: “Very strong and gusty winds are likely to develop to the east of high ground during the early hours of Friday, whilst a very squally cold front could bring gusts of 70-80 mph very locally to some inland parts during the morning.
“Given the uncertainty and the potential for medium impacts, this warning will be kept under close review.”
Wind and rain warnings in the path of Storm Gertrude become higher in intensity in the north of the country and Scotland and sea levels are expected to swell.