A yellow weather warning has been put in place for the North East next week, as the Met Office predicts winds of up to 80mph.
The Met Office has issued a warning for the winds - which they say have a small chance of being "significantly disruptive" in the region and other parts of the UK.
It said that in most areas that are included in the weather warning, there will be 50 to 60 mph gusts that will affect inland areas but mainly impact coastal locations.
Forecasters have warned that there is even a small chance of 80 mph gusts - but that these would only be experienced at the most exposed coasts and headlands.
The whole of the North East will be under the yellow weather warning from Wednesday, September 27 at 10am until Thursday, September 28 at 7am.
Parts of Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland were also included in the yellow weather warning issued on Sunday.
The Met Office said: "A deep area of low pressure is expected to approach southwest Ireland early on Wednesday, and track across northern parts of the UK before clearing early Thursday.
"There is some uncertainty on the precise track and depth of the low, however the most likely outcome at present is for a wide swathe of 50 to 60 mph gusts to affect inland areas, perhaps locally stronger over and to the lee of hills in the north. Some Irish Sea coasts could see gusts of 65 to 75 mph, with a small chance of 80 mph gusts on the most exposed coasts and headlands.
Here's what to expect:
There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
Longer journey times are likely, or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected. Some roads and bridges are likely to close.
There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties; with a chance of some minor flooding of coastal roads.