90mph winds hit Sheffield as MET office issues warning for more extreme weather

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Extreme wind gusts of over 90mph were recorded in Sheffield last night as stormy weather hit the city hard.

People across the city and throughout South Yorkshire reported disruption from extreme winds throughout the night.

A wind speed of 93mph was recorded in High Bradfield at the peak of the gales.

Police warned motorists to avoid fallen trees in Barnsley, while residents across the area reported wind damage to gardens and difficult driving conditions on major roads.

More bad weather is expected today, as the MET Office has issued a yellow warning for extreme weather, including heavy wind, ice and even snow in Yorkshire.

The MET Office said: “Westerly winds will remain strong and very gusty through Saturday morning, easing during the afternoon.

“Gusts of 60 mph are likely and locally 70 mph over west facing coasts and near any squally showers.

“The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel.

“A cold front will introduce a strong, cold northwesterly airstream on Saturday which will bring showers across many northern and western regions, some of which heavy. Showers will fall as sleet or snow to low levels in the north and over high ground further south within the warning area. Icy conditions are also likely on some roads.”

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