Weather warning for very strong winds in Leeds on Saturday

Leeds could be hit by very strong  winds on Saturday as a yellow weather warning is issued  for the majority of the UK.

By Mark Lavery
Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 3:56 pm

The Met Office said some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely on Saturday (Nov 27).

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A yellow warning has been issued for the majority of the UK and there is a chance of damage to buildings, such as tiles being blown from roofs.

Leeds city centre skyline Photo: AdobeStock

Very strong winds are due to hit northern areas of Scotland first from noon on Friday, with the weather front gradually making its way further south.

The Met Office said gusts are likely to reach 50mph to 60mph widely, but could reach 70mph to 80mph in coastal areas.

Bridges and roads could also close and the Met Office said there is a slight chance power cuts may occur, affecting services such as mobile phone coverage.

The strong winds are set to affect the majority of the UK, with only a small part of south-east England avoiding a yellow weather warning.

The warning will be in place until 6pm on Saturday.

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