Leeds weather: Yellow weather warning for extreme winds issued for Leeds

An extreme weather warning for heavy wind has been issued for Leeds

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:48 am
Heavy rain and extreme winds will batter Leeds on Wednesday and Thursday

The weather warning is in place for Leeds - with storms which have smashed Lancashire heading across the Pennines to slam Leeds tonight and into Thursday.

Forecasters from the Met Office are predicting strong winds with driving rain from 9pm on Wednesday.

A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued from 9pm today, with heavy winds and rain sticking around until 3pm on Thursday.

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In Leeds, heavy rain is forecast until midday, then further showers are expected at about 5pm.

On Thursday, heavy rain will hit Leeds from 2am until 8am and disruption and power cuts could be on the cards.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Strong winds accompanied by heavy and blustery showers may bring some disruption to England and Wales.

"Expect delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

"Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

"Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

"Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer"

The full forecast for Leeds

Today:

Often wet and windy through Wednesday with spells of rain pushing across all areas with some heavy bursts at times. Winds will strengthen during the day, with gales developing in places by this evening. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

Very windy overnight with gales in places, especially over the Pennines. Frequent heavy, blustery showers will push through, with more persistent rain setting in later in the night. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Thursday:

Heavy rain will ease through the morning to leave a day of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers. Very windy at first, winds then easing slightly and feeling chilly. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Staying windy on Friday with sunshine and heavy, blustery showers. Perhaps some heavier rain on Saturday with a further risk of gales. Mainly dry and bright on Sunday.