Published On: Tue, Mar 31st, 2015 on 2:31 pm

Weather warning as gales continue to batter Yorkshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for the Yorkshire and Humber region as gusts of 50 to 60 mph continue to batter the region.

Heavy Wind UK

Gusts are occurring in places, particularly in association with squally showers, and with isolated gusts to around 70 mph in exposed locations in southwest Scotland and along some coastal stretches of Northern Ireland.

The Chief Forecaster said: “The deep area of low pressure will move away east through today but will maintain a swathe of very strong northwesterly winds across a large part of Britain, before easing this evening.

“Some of the strongest gusts will occur in association with squally showers, which will bring the additional hazard of hail in places, and some hill snow in the north of the warning region.”

The public has been advised to be aware of the risk of local damage, for example to trees, and for minor disruption to travel.

Local authorities affected by the warning include East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, and York.

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