Met Office issues yellow weather warning for wind with strong gales in Sheffield

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for wind for South Yorkshire as a spell of windy weather is expected to hit some parts of the UK until Wednesday.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 11:23 am

The Met Office said Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and north Wales will bear the brunt of the stormy weather but will have more settled conditions into the weekend.

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “An area of low pressure to the north west of the UK will bring very wet and windy conditions to parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and north west England through the start of the week.

“With continued southerly winds mild temperatures are forecast for much of the UK, with highs of 14-16°C in the south and east through the week.

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A commuter's scarf blows in the wind (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A commuter's scarf blows in the wind (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

"As the system moves through by the middle of the week high pressure moves in and this will bring more settled conditions into the weekend, with good spells of sunshine it could feel like the first hints of Spring.”

The Met Office said South Yorkshire will have dry and bright sunny spells start to the day but will turn increasingly cloudy during the afternoon, although it will remain dry with a maximum temperature of 12°C.

Tonight, it will be largely dry and rather windy, locally gusty at times and some outbreaks of rain are expected, with a minimum temperature of 10°C.

On Wednesday, the county will see some outbreaks of rain moving southeastwards across all parts and windy at first, but it will gradually ease through the day, as the temperature could hit as high as 13°C.

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