Extreme commuter caution urged in Yorkshire as high wind warnings remain due to Storm Henry

A lorry blown over by high winds on the A628 Woodhead Pass last month.
A lorry blown over by high winds on the A628 Woodhead Pass last month.

Drivers across Yorkshire are being urged to travel with extreme caution this morning amid widespread weather warnings of high winds brought on by Storm Henry.

Winds of more than 60mph were recorded in Loftus, North Yorkshire, overnight and the Met Office is warning of further strong gusts for commuters today.

Forecasters have put in place yellow ‘be aware’ warnings which will remain in place across the White Rose until at least around 10am this morning.

Storm Henry is the eighth winter storm to hit the region. It saw the Humber Bridge near Hull close to high-sided vehicles after a lorry blew over in 49mph winds yesterday.

The weather system is expected to cause more issues for areas of Scotland however, with thousands of homes north of the border still without power.

Met Office amber ‘be prepared’ warnings will remain in place across much of Scotland this morning after winds reached 90mph in South Uist overnight, while around 2,000 northern Scottish homes are yet to have their electricity supply reinstated.

Storm Henry also risks further flooding in Scotland, where almost 30 flood warnings are in place across the regions.

Warnings for wind at the yellow ‘be aware’ level also remain in place for Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England and the West Midlands.