Published: Thu, November 23, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

WEATHER: Warning issued over gales and rain in South Yorkshire

WEATHER: Warning issued over gales and rain in South Yorkshire

A severe weather warning for snow in Scotland on Thursday is the first to be issued by the Met Office since April.

"Outbreaks of rain, some of it heavy, will accompany the strong winds and will add to the hard driving conditions".

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to sweep across Yorkshire on Wednesday.


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In southern coastal areas and high grounds winds of 70 miles per hour are possible so be careful when out and about.

The worst of the rain is expected between 8am tomorrow and 4am on Thursday across parts of North West Wales, northern England and southern Scotland.

The warning, which comes into place at 9am and lasts until 7am on Thursday, is for "strong winds".

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"Many places within the warning area will see 25 to 50mm of rain, with around 100mm possible over higher ground".

Gusts of 50mph are likely, although further afield winds of 65-70mph are expected along exposed coasts and over high ground such as the mountains of Wales, the Moors of SW England and the Pennines.

An area of snow is expected to affect parts of Scotland on Thursday morning.

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Britain will then be reaching for gloves and woolly hats as temperatures plummet from Friday evening with lows of -5C this weekend.

Road and commuting disruptions are likely and people have been warned to expect lengthy journeys if travelling through certain parts of the country.

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