The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for wind for the north of England including Richmondshire.
The warning comes into force at 7.30pm on Tuesday and lasts until 4am on Wednesday.
Gusts of up to 80mph could hit the district as Storm Eleanor blows across the UK and out into the North Sea.
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A Met Office spokesman said: “Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life whilst some damage to buildings is likely.
“Some disruption to road, rail and air travel is likely and ferry services may be affected.
“There is a good chance that power cuts may occur with mobile phone coverage perhaps affected.”
Heavy rain is also forecast tonight and early tomorrow.
The amber warning is the Met Office’s medium risk warning above yellow and below red.
It means there is an increased likelihood of bad weather affecting you, which could potentially disrupt your plans and possibly cause travel delays, road and rail closures, interruption to power and the potential risk to life and property.