The Met Office has issued an urgent weather warning with “danger to life” as Storm Otto is set to hit the UK with 75 mph winds.
Parts of Scotland and northern England will be largely affected and the weather warnings start from 3am and will last into the late afternoon, people who live in these areas could be injured by flying debris with loose roof tiles prompting a “danger to life” warning.
The Met Office said, “A spell of very strong winds is expected to affect Scotland during Friday morning, easing from the west during the afternoon.
“Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely, and possibly as high as 80mph for exposed coasts and hills, particularly for the far north and northeast of mainland Scotland and Orkney.”
The weather warning for north east England said, “A spell of very strong winds is expected during Friday morning, easing from the west during the afternoon.
“Winds will be strongest over, and immediately to the east of high ground, with gusts of 55-65 mph.
“Gusts as high as 75 mph are possible, particularly for some of the more exposed trans-Pennine routes. High-sided vehicles may be particularly impacted.”