Windy weather expected – take extra care

The Met Office has issued a number of severe weather warnings for northern parts of the UK as two Atlantic storms are set to bring strong winds.

Yorkshire has been issued with a yellow warning for severe wind between 2200 hrs tonight and 1000 hrs tomorrow morning.

Gusts are predicted to reach between 60 and 70 miles per hour.

In windy conditions West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) typically sees an increase in calls.

This is often due to loose items, such as trampolines and garden furniture, causing problems or insecure scaffolding coming loose.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton said: “The public can do their bit to keep everyone safe by ensuring items are stowed away, properly tied down or secured in high winds.

“We have had incidents in the past where trampolines have been blocking roadways and it can cause traffic havoc.

“The high winds are expected to continue throughout rush hour on Friday morning so take extra care when driving to work.”