Trees were felled and houses left without power today as Storm Eleanor battered the Bradford district with strong winds and rain.

Gusts of almost 50mph blew across the district, causing disruption on the road and power outages in some areas.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind which is in place until 7pm, as the winds of more than 30mph continue to buffet the district.

Bradford Council was called to clear away six fallen trees around the district, and roads were also blocked in Hipperholme and Guiseley by fallen trees.

Trees were cleared away in Cornwall Road, Keighley; Park Road, Thackley; Smith Avenue, Wibsey; Old Hollings Hill, Esholt; Grange Road, Allerton; Lodore Road, Undercliffe; Brayshaw Drive, Horton Bank Top; Cemetery Road, Low Moor; Back Cecil Avenue; and Bowling Park.

A Bradford Council spokesman said: “A number of trees have been blown down in the Bradford district by Storm Eleanor. Council staff have been working extra hours to clear up and make the areas safe for residents and road users.

“They have also been hard at work trying to clear up other debris and litter left behind by the high winds and well as carrying out their normal duties such as bin collection in trying circumstances.”

In Holme Wood and Yeadon, 190 homes were also left without power during the adverse weather conditions.

At Harold Park in Low Moor, a pagoda near the park’s sensory garden was damaged by the winds, and may have to be demolished due to the extent of the damage.

Councillor Angela Tait (Labour, Royds) said she was “gutted” the wooden structure had been affected. She said: “It needs knocking down and replacing, it’s leaning over so it’s not safe. I’m gutted.

“It’s probably been there for seven years, it was put in by the Friends of Harold Park as part of our sensory garden, which cost about £50,000 in total from a lottery grant. It’s one of the main things in the park and it makes it so unique. We are very proud of the sensory garden. At least nobody was hurt but now we just need to make it safe.”

The wet weather is expected to continue for much of today, and the strong winds are expected to die down today and heading into the weekend.

Tomorrow and at the weekend, rain looks unlikely, and on Sunday there might even be sunny spells in the afternoon.

Heading into next week, temperatures are expected to drop, and the Met Office has predicted there may even be some snow in the UK next week.