Einformation: Severe Weather Warning: Yellow Warning of Wind – Tuesday 12th September to Wed 13th

See update below, received today from Cllr Anderson;

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of Wind

Valid from 20:00 on Tue, 12th Sep 2017 until 10:00 on Wed, 13th Sep 2017

Very strong winds with gusts of 55-65 mph, perhaps reaching 75 mph in exposed places, are looking increasingly likely on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Longer journey times by road, rail and air are likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges. There is also a chance of power cuts, and damage to trees and perhaps buildings.

The strongest winds are expected to arrive in the west of the region later on Tuesday evening and move eastwards overnight. There is some uncertainty in peak wind strengths and how quickly winds will ease on Wednesday morning. Heavy rain will be an additional hazard, especially in the north of the warning area, resulting in especially difficult driving conditions. This warning has been expanded in area and with the likelihood of “medium” impacts increased.

Further updates will be sent if and when the situation dictates.

For more details please go to:

Duty Emergency Planning Officer
Resilience and Emergencies Team (RET)

Office hrs: 0113 3786000
Out of hrs: 0113 3760399

Web: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/prepared

Official Twitter: @leedsemergency




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