A WEATHER warning has been issued by the Met Office for strong winds and heavy rain across Worcestershire.
The yellow warning is in force from 2pm today until tomorrow evening with winds of up to 50mph and rain predicted that have the potential to cause disruption to transport and outdoor activities.
There is also a danger that there will be damage to trees and, because of that, Worcestershire County Council has announced it has Highways crews on standby over the next 36 hours.
There will be a gulley opener and six groups (three in the north and three in the south of the county) ready to take action. In addition a specialist tree contractor has also been made available to help clear the roads of any fallen trees.
A spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council, said: “We are preparing to respond to any issues caused by the potential heavy rain and strong winds that have been forecast for the whole of the country. We’ve put additional teams on standby so, if required, we’re able to react swiftly. However we would like to urge driver to take care on the roads.”
For the latest weather updates and forecasts plus details on warnings issued please visit www.metoffice.gov.uk .