Leeds weather: Live as Storm Isha continues to batter city causing cancellations at Leeds Bradford Airport

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Storm Isha continues to cause disruption in Leeds on Monday morning as flights are cancelled or diverted at Leeds Bradford Airport.

The latest storm in Britain has caused significant disruption, with winds of 99mph being reached in some parts of the country.

A yellow weather warning from the Met Office remains in place today (Monday) until midday, with the Met Office saying to expect damage to buildings, power cuts and traffic disruption.

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At Leeds Bradford Airport three departing flights have already been cancelled today and some are delayed by over six hours.

Wind gusts reached speeds of over 50mph through the night in Leeds but are predicted to drop to the low 40s and 30s from 12pm today onwards. There is also heavy showers expected from 1pm that continue into the evening.

In its summary of today's weather, a spokesperson said: "Strong winds continue across the region following the passage of Storm Isha, with gale force gusts across western high ground.

"Generally a bright day with sunny spells, especially in the east, with blustery showers pushing in from the west. Maximum temperature 8 °C."

For the latest updates follow our live blog below:

Live as Storm Isha

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Statement from Leeds Bradford Airport

A spokesperson at LBA, said: “We currently remain open but are experiencing some delays and disruptions to flights due to adverse weather.

"We recommend passengers check with their airlines and on our website for live updates.”

Flights now airborne

The website is now showing that some departures have now left Leeds Bradford Airport

The Leeds Bradford Airport website shows that two flights have been diverted to different airports this morning.

The 7.20 from Dublin has had to go to Manchester while the 7.50 has been diverted to East Midlands.

Incoming flights cancelled

The website also shows that two flights scheduled to arrive this morning - the 8.05 from Dublin and 8.20 from Belfast - have been cancelled

Flights delayed or cancelled

The Leeds Bradford Airport website shows that three flights have been cancelled so far this morning and that others have been significantly delayed.

The Met Office has said to expect the following today:

  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible

Yellow weather warning

The current yellow weather warning is in place until midday on Monday.

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