WEATHER WARNING: Easter storm to batter South Yorkshire with 60mph gales

The Met Officer has this mornng issued a severe weather warning for South Yorkshire.

Thursday, 24th March 2016, 11:36 am
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2016, 12:23 pm
A weather warning has been issued for much of England - including South Yorkshire - for Easter Saturday

On Easter Saturday heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to batter the area, with forecasters warning of the possibility of the severe weather leading to some travel disruption.

The Yellow warning states: "A swathe of strong winds, accompanied by heavy rain at times, will move east across the country on Saturday.

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"This is expected to bring gusts of 45-55 mph, perhaps 60 mph later. Coastal areas exposed to the southwest are likely to see more frequent gusts of 55-65 mph.

Please be aware of the possibility of localised travel disruption."

The Met Office's chief forecaster added: "An active frontal zone is expected advance steadily east across the country through Saturday, accompanied by strong, gusty winds and periods of heavy rain.

"Whilst the strongest gusts are likely to be confined to coastal districts at first, and in the immediate vicinity of the front, gales are likely to become more widespread inland later in the morning and through the afternoon.

"Winds should ease markedly as the front clears through, particularly in the south.

"There is some uncertainty concerning developments to the northwest of the highlighted area, and this alert will be updated over the coming days as new information becomes available."