Winds of up to 80mph could add to Calderdale snow threat

The Met Office have launched yellow weather warnings for Yorkshire.
The Met Office have launched yellow weather warnings for Yorkshire.

The Met Office have added a yellow wind warning to their earlier snow and ice warning.

Authorities have issued a yellow wind warning for Yorkshire from Wednesday evening into Thursday and warn that gusts could reach up to 80mph in some places.

A Met Office statement said: "During Wednesday night and into Thursday there is the potential for gusts of 60-70 mph quite widely and a small chance of winds reaching 80 mph in places. The location of the most damaging winds is still uncertain, although parts of northwest England and north Wales currently look most likely."

The warning amounts to a 'yellow warning', the same level the Met Office offered to the snow and ice threat about which they said: "Some high ground is likely to see 15-25 cm building up, especially above 200-300 metres."