Heavy rain and gales expected

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The heaviest rain will ease from midday with scattered showers through the afternoon, with perhaps the odd brighter spell.

Gales gradually easing, leaving a fresh southwesterly wind.

Tonight should see showers clearing away to leave a predominantly dry night with some clear spells.

Some patchy rain is possible around dawn.

The Environment Agency has issued a yellow warning of wind today in Yorkshire.

That means the public should be aware of the potential for difficult driving conditions and some minor disruption.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely.

There are no reported problems on the roads this morning.

A replacement bus service is running on Northern Rail between Hebden Bridge and Burnley Manchester Road due to engineering works.