The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the north of the country as the peak of the strongest winds is likely to coincide with rush hour, causing travel disruption for commuters.
There could be some delays to road, rail and air transport with the strong winds having a bigger impact on high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.
Residents in Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne could also experience some short term power loss.
Steven Keates, a Met Office meteorologist, told the Sun Online: “The main thing this evening is the wind across parts of the north of England but particularly parts of the Pennines areas.
“We’ll have some very strong gusty winds, potentially up to 70mph and maybe higher than that in some areas.
“There will be a few showers across the north of Scotland and for the rest of England there will be quite a lot of cloud with some fog around parts of the south.”