Overnight Storm Ciara forecast for Leeds - when will the bad weather hit?

A severe weather warning is in place for Leeds as the UK waits for Storm Ciara.

By Daniel Sheridan
Saturday, 8th February 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th February 2020, 4:01 pm

The storm is set to hit the region tomorrow - with winds of up to 80mph expected.

Leeds is expected to experience the worst of the weather at around 12pm on Sunday, when a combination of a downpour and winds in excess of 50mph are expected.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering Yorkshire on Saturday and Sunday, as the third named storm of the season approaches.

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According to forecasters, strong winds could cause travel disruption in Leeds between between 6pm on Saturday and midnight on Sunday.

Met Office meteorologist Grahame Madge said: "There's the potential for 80mph gusts in exposed locations across parts of the UK.

"We could also see some impact on networks, both phone and power."

Mr Madge warned "there are some strong winds ahead of Ciara", and said that "through Saturday and Friday we're starting to see these winds strengthen."

But he said they are "not likely to reach their peak until the middle of the warning period" on Sunday.

Storm Ciara is the third named storm of the 2019/20 winter season, and follows Storm Atiyah, which hit on December 8 to 9, and Storm Brendan, which brought wind and rain to the country on January 13 to 14.