Showers to continue as Bertha makes mark

Cars approach the Armley Gyratory from Wellington Road.
Cars approach the Armley Gyratory from Wellington Road.
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WINDS and showers which hit the city yesterday (Aug 10) should calm down throughout the week, forecasters have said.

The Met Office issued a Yellow ‘be aware’ warning for Yorkshire and the Humber yesterday as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit Britain.

Forecaster Callum MacColl said Leeds would see a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers this week.

“From Wednesday onwards we will tend to see winds easing but will continuing sunny spell and showers,” he said. “In the latter part of the week it will ease off and become more settled.”

Yesterday, (Aug 10) some localised flooding was expected as rainfall measured up to 40-50mls.

But as the rain eases, the sunny weather of recent weeks is not set to return, with temperature highs in the upper teens, Mr MacColl said.

Yorkshire was hit by heavy thunderstorms on Friday evening, triggering a series of flash floods, including at Kippax, Garforth, and at the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract, where visitors, staff and members of the community rallied to put down sandbags after water rushed into its ground floor. No residents were affected.

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