THE Met Office has issued a severe weather warning of high winds set to hit the North-East tomorrow night.

Forecasters say they expect winds of around 60mph with gusts of up to 75mph – strong enough to bring down power lines, damage trees and perhaps damage buildings – to batter the region overnight.

A yellow weather warning has been put in place for the whole of the North-East and North Yorkshire, starting at 8pm on Tuesday and in force until 10am on Wednesday.

The Met Office says travel disruption is likely with restrictions to be expected on roads and bridges.