Strong winds and heavy showers to hit Wakefield as yellow warning issued

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Wakefield this week as strong winds and heavy showers are expected.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 11:19 am

The Met Office has issued the warning from tomorrow (Wednesday) until Thursday afternoon with gusts of up to 55mph forecast.

The bout of unsettled weather could lead to some short-term loss of power and delays to transport, with commuters warned to expect disruption to road and transport services.

The warning states: “Strong winds accompanied by heavy and blustery showers may bring some disruption to England and Wales.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Wakefield this week as strong winds and heavy showers are expected.

“Gusts of 50-55mph are possible inland, especially close to showers. Gusts may reach 60-70mph on coasts and hills, especially in the west, before gradually easing on Thursday afternoon”.

The Met Office has said there would also likely be delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges, while some short term loss of power and other services is possible.

Some bus and train services may be affected, with journey times expected to take longer.

This week's forecast:

Today:

Dry for much of the day with variable amounts of cloud and some brighter spells. Winds increasing by the evening. Feeling mild. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Cloud spreading across all parts through the evening and overnight, accompanied by strengthening winds and persistent rain. Rain heavy for a time, but patchier by dawn. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Wednesday:

Cloudy with light rain, this heavier into the afternoon. Strong to gale forcewinds, perhaps severe gales over hills. Persistent rain clearing to showers overnight. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Heavy, blustery showers and strong winds throughout, Showers may be thundery at times, and perhaps wintry over hills. Gales at times on Thursday.