A weather warning for high winds from 00:01 hrs Tuesday 12th March will be in place until 18:00 hrs on Wednesday 13th across the Cannock Chase, Trent Valley and surrounding area.

During the early hours on Tuesday we can expect winds to be gusting up to 45 mph that’s force 8 storm. During daylight hours on Tuesday the winds will ease a little but we will still have gusts up to 30 mph. During Tuesday evening the winds will increase again and overnight into Wednesday we will see gusts of wind reaching 50 mph force 9 severe gale. During Wednesday daytimes the winds will remain strong gusting up to 40 mph.

These wind speeds can cause structural damage and breaking of branches and even up root some trees.

Please take care when driving and when you are outside for objects that will be blowning around.