Weather warnings for wind and rain issued for West Yorkshire

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The Met Office has issued weather warnings for today (Sunday) as strong winds reaching up to 60mph and heavy rain are forecast for the region.

The yellow ‘be aware’ warning for rain is valid from this morning until 2pm this afternoon.

And the ‘be aware’ warning for wind is valid until 8pm tonight.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “A blustery weekend is expected across much of the UK but particularly on Sunday, where severe gales are expected to affect some areas. Inland gusts of 50 to 60 mph could occur, perhaps most likely across western areas together with parts of northern England.

“Outbreaks of rain on Sunday morning and early afternoon are expected to be heavy at times.

“Although rainfall accumulations are not expected to be particularly large, rivers remain high from previous rainfall and are expected to respond, leading to the risk of flooding.

“Please be aware of the possibility of some localised disruption.”