Weather warning of 50mph gales for Yorkshire

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning of potential 50mph gales hitting Yorkshire and the Humber region on Monday and Tuesday.

An unseasonably windy spell is likely across many parts of the UK later today and overnight and well into Tuesday, as active frontal systems sweep across the UK.

An initial swathe of southerly gales accompanied by heavy rain will move east across many parts later on Monday, giving gusts of 40-50 mph widely.

Winds will become west or southwesterly on Tuesday, with further gusts to 40-50 mph more locally, before gradually easing later.

The Met office has said given the nature of the winds, the public should be aware of the potential for disruption to transport and outdoor activities.

A chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “A powerful jet stream stretching across the Atlantic into the UK will steer a number of active weather systems across the UK during Monday and Tuesday.

“A front will cross from the west on Monday and Monday night bringing 20-40 mm of rain to northern and western areas along with gales, severe on some coasts and hills.

“Developments are complex so there is still some uncertainty in the detail, especially by Tuesday, and this warning will be kept under review.”