Good afternoon, As you will be aware, we are now seeing the rain that has resulted from the remnants of Hurricane Bertha. The rain is expected to last into the late evening for most of us, then we will get ‘the sting in the tail’.
The winds will pick up this evening, but it’s overnight and into tomorrow when they’ll be at their strongest, reaching gale force, with gusts 40-50 mph in many areas, and 60 mph (possibly even a little more) in more exposed, prone locations. With it being August and not October, we will see an increased likelihood of impacts from ‘stuff’ being blown around (temporary structures, marquees, advertising hoardings etc.) and large branches coming down, that sort of thing. High level routes and roads which run north-south may become hazardous for high-sided vehicles.
More information is available from the met office website at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/;
A Yellow Warning For Wind is being issued (very low likelihood, medium impacts), and is valid from 1800 today to 0900 on Monday.
Regards, Paul Seddon, Emergency Planning Officer, Leeds City Council.