It will be a windy start to the year for people in Norfolk with weather warnings for Storm Henk already being heightened. 

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for high winds and heavy rain for Norfolk on Monday.

But the warning for wind has since been raised to amber status as gusts of up to 60mph have been forecast. 

Eastern Daily Press: The amber warning covers much of NorfolkThe amber warning covers much of Norfolk (Image: Met Office)

The amber warning covers the southern part of the county, from just east of Dereham to the coast near Happisburgh and below.

Eastern Daily Press:

It will remain in place from 10am until 8pm today.

The rest of the county remains under a yellow warning until 9pm. 

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People are being warned to expect disruption to travel with some roads and bridges are likely to close.

Delays and cancellations to public transport services are also expected.

The Met Office has also said there will be some damage to buildings and power cuts and cautioned that flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life.

The High Lodge site in Thetford Forest is one of the first businesses to say it will stay closed while the warning is in effect.