WEATHER WARNING: Storm Doris to batter Sheffield with HURRICANE force gusts of 80mph

The Met Office have issued an Amber Warning for wind for Thursday
The Met Office have issued an Amber Warning for wind for Thursday
0
Have your say

The Met Office has this morning issued an AMBER warning for South Yorkshire as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

The huge storm is set to sweep across the central part of the UK on Thursday with forecasters warning ferocious winds are likely to lead to WIDESPREAD travel disruption and a danger of injury from flying debris.

The warning states: "Some very strong winds are expected throughout Thursday in association with storm 'Doris', with a short period where gusts of 70 to 80 mph are possible.

"Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris.

"Heavy rain is also likely through Thursday as well as some snow over high ground as the system clears eastwards. These may prove additional hazards."