Published On: Thu, Jan 8th, 2015 on 7:20 pm

Weather warning: Yorkshire to be battered by 70mph winds

Heavy Wind UK

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Yorkshire as two Atlantic storms bring in strong winds into the UK.

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning said frequent gusts of up to 70mph are likely across Yorkshire tonight and tomorrow morning.

The Met Office has advised the public that they should be aware of the potential for disruption, particularly to transport and power supplies.

Will Lang, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “We’d advise anyone planning to travel during the early part of the morning and into the early rush hour to be prepared for some transport disruption and check traffic and travel conditions before heading out to ensure you can make your journey safely.”

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has also advised the public to keep safe.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Dave Walton, said: “The public can do their bit to keep everyone safe by ensuring items are stowed away, properly tied down or secured in high winds.

“We have had incidents in the past where trampolines have been blocking roadways and it can cause traffic havoc. The high winds are expected to continue throughout rush hour on Friday morning so take extra care when driving to work.”

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