Easter weather alert for East Midlands

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The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the East Midlands on Easter Saturday.

Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to batter the area on the day, with forecasters warning that the bad weather could spark travel disruption.

The warning states: "A swathe of strong winds, accompanied by heavy rain at times, will move east across the country on Saturday.

"This is expected to bring gusts of 45 to 55mph, perhaps 60mph later.

"Please be aware of the possibility of localised travel disruption."