Gale force winds and scattered showers

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A very windy day is in prospect with possible severe gales later.

There will also be sunny spells and scattered showers through the day - occasionally heavy with hail and thunder possible.

The strong winds should ease overnight with clearer spells developing by the early hours with perhaps a touch of frost in places.

Elsewhere the country is braced for severe weather particularly around coastal areas.

The Environment Agency has issued 21 severe flood warnings; 194 flood warnings and 229 flood alerts.

It is a quiet start on the roads with no reports of disruptions.

Replacement bus services are running on train services between Huddersfield and Greenfield due to signalling problems.

The replacement bus service is also continuing to run on Northern Rail services between Hebden Bridge and Burnley Manchester Road due to engineering works.