The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning to Yorkshire from 3pm on Sunday until 6am on Monday (4 March), covering East, North, West and South Yorkshire, including Sheffield.
The Met Office said: “Storm Freya will bring very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions late Sunday and into Monday.”
“Storm Freya is expected to push quickly north-east across parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland through Sunday afternoon and evening, before clearing into the North Sea through the early part of Monday.
“Gusts of 55-65 mph are likely widely, with the potential for gusts of 70-80 mph for coastal parts of Devon and Cornwall, as well as Irish Sea coasts of Wales and north-west England.”
What to expect from this yellow weather warning:
- Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
- Some damage to buildings and trees, such as tiles blown from roofs and fallen branches, could happen
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
- Some roads and bridges may close
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties