TODAY’S WEATHER: Friday, November 20 - Strong wind warning could disrupt travel

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Heavy wind is set to batter South Yorkshire and Sheffield tonight, after a clear start to the day, followed by rain.

A mix of rain and cloud is set to hit Sheffield and South Yorkshire through the day.

Bright or sunny spells, but scattered showers will spread from the northwest during the morning, the showers turning increasingly wintry on higher ground. Feeling colder as strengthening winds become northwesterly. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Cloud could give way to rain ay 8am, followed by cloud all day until heavy rain at 12 noon and 1pm, lasting until 3pm where rain should give way to cloud again.

A weather warning for wind is in place from 4pm today, and snow could even hit some parts of the area on very high ground.

A Met Office spokesman said: “A swathe of gale force north to northwesterly winds, accompanied by a band of rain and snow, will move south across much of central and southern Britain on Friday night and Saturday. Wind gusts of 50-60 mph are likely, with a lower likelihood of 60-70 mph gusts, perhaps most likely in exposed parts of east coastal England. In any one area, the strongest winds will last for only a few hours, clearing last from southeastern areas of England.

“Additionally, some of the snow may settle, this more likely over some of the high ground, for example in north Wales, but there is a possibility of temporary settling snow even at low levels. The worst affected areas may see a few cm but on current evidence, most places will see little if any lying snow. On Saturday morning, ice will be an additional hazard, particularly for higher level routes.

“Please be aware of the likelihood of some difficult driving conditions and possible travel disruption.”