The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for high winds affecting York and North Yorkshire today (Tuesday).
It comes as the UK braces itself for the arrival of Storm Barra.
The strong winds are expected to cause travel disruption, with some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport likely.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has urged people to stay well back from the water’s edge and to dial 999 for the coastguard in any coastal emergency.
Storm Barra is expected to hit Ireland and north-west England the hardest.
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said Storm Barra’s wind gusts and impacts “will be a notch down compared to Arwen”, the storm which led to widespread power cuts on November 26 – some of which have not yet been restored.
Heavy rain is also forecast for York this afternoon.