Amber warning in force as Storm Aileen brings 75mph winds to Derbyshire

Storm Aileen is set to hit the county tonight.
Storm Aileen is set to hit the county tonight.

The Met Office has upgraded a severe weather warning to amber as Storm Aileen is set to arrive in Derbyshire overnight, bringing 75mph winds in the early hours of tomorrow (Wednesday).

A yellow weather warning for wind is in force from 8pm tonight (Tuesday) until 10am on Wednesday, but the amber warning covers the period between 00:05am and 6am on Wednesday.

During this time, the Met Office is forecasting that Storm Aileen will bring a brief spell of very strong westerly winds with gusts of 65-75mph. This is likely to lead to longer journey times by road, rail and air with restrictions on roads and bridges.

It adds: "Damage to trees and perhaps buildings, as well as power cuts are expected. Flying debris and large coastal waves are possible, and these could lead to injuries."