HIGH winds are set to hit Worcestershire tomorrow evening prompting warnings about driving conditions, the chance of power cuts and damage to trees or buildings.

Strong winds are forecast in the Midlands and Northern England, leading to weather alerts from Highways England and The Met Office.

Highways England has issued a severe weather alert for 9pm on Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday.

The warning applies to motorcyclists and drivers of high-sided vehicles or caravans due an increased danger of their vehicles being blown over.

Highways England said: "Drivers are advised to plan for their journey before they set out, checking the forecast and road conditions and to leave extra time if the weather becomes severe.

The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for the West Midlands from 8pm on Tuesday evening until 10am on Wednesday morning.

It said: "Very strong winds with gusts of 55-65 mph, perhaps reaching 75 mph in exposed places, are looking increasingly likely on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

"Longer journey times by road, rail and air are likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges.

"There is also a chance of power cuts, and damage to trees and perhaps buildings."