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Storm Wanda set to bring 80mph winds to UK with gales warning for Yorkshire

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Yorkshire could be set for 80mph gusts of winds as Tropical Storm Wanda makes its way over the Atlantic with rain due to batter the UK this weekend.

A US National Hurricane Centre map shows the storm heading for Britain and bringing with it sustained winds by Tuesday.

While Scotland is likely to face the biggest impact with winds between 60-80mph, the rest of the UK could be in store for a gusty week.

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There is currently a yellow warning for wind in place for northern Scotland until 5pm on Sunday.

However, Britain is still set for more unsettled weather next week as remnants of Tropical Storm Wanda arrive from Tuesday, Mirror Online reports.

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Met Office forecaster Dan Harris said: “Tropical Storm Wanda is not too far from the UK – and may indirectly influence the forecast early next week.”

Netweather and STV forecaster Jo Farrow added: “If Wanda gets caught up with another Atlantic low pressure, its tropical energy could help bring wet and windy weather to the UK.”

It is currently over the Atlantic Ocean and will move north eastwards during the course of the weekend.



The UK is bracing itself for big gusts of wind as Storm Wanda makes its way across the Atlantic

On Sunday night Wanda is expected to weaken and be downgraded to a non-tropical feature, and what is left of the storm will become embedded within a larger Atlantic frontal zone, the Met Office said.

This will then move across the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Met Office said it could lead to rainfall and potentially weather warnings – although the timing and track of the system is still uncertain.

Forecast for Yorkshire for the next five days

Today:

Mainly dry with prolonged periods of sunshine for most. Cloudier with the chance of a few showers during the morning across the Pennines, but brightening up here by the afternoon. Windy, particularly across upland areas with a risk of gales. Maximum temperature 11C.

Tonight:

A mostly clear and dry night to come. Strong winds easing and becoming rather chilly by morning, giving the chance of a rural frost in a few places. Minimum temperature 2C.

Monday:

Bright and chilly to start, then turning cloudier and a little breezier later. Generally dry, but a chance of rain, mainly in the west from late afternoon or early evening. Maximum temperature 13C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloudy and breezy early Tuesday with some rain. Drier and brighter later. Sunny spells and isolated showers Wednesday. Mostly cloudy on Thursday, rain or drizzle at times. Fairly mild.

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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