THE Bradford district could be hit by gusts reaching 65mph tomorrow.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office and people are being warned of possible disruption to travel. 

What to expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Westerly winds will become strong and gusty once again early on Friday morning, easing again later in the day. Gusts of 50-55 mph are likely fairly widely with isolated gusts of 60-65 mph possible."

A flood alert is also in place for the Upper River Aire.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: "River levels remain high, as a result of heavy rainfall.

"Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Cononley Washlands are filling and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. Although river levels are expected to slowly fall through Thursday afternoon, they will remain high.

"The weather forecast is improving and is generally dry for today. However, there is still the chance of the odd shower occurring but we are not expecting any major river response once the river peaks have passed through.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

High winds are already buffeting the district. A tree came down at Chellow Dean and there have been reports of fallen branches. 

The Met Office has also issued a warning for rain for the region on Saturday. 

The warning says: "A developing area of low pressure is expected to track across Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland on Saturday.

"In association with this, an extensive area of moderate to heavy rain will develop; the largest rainfall totals expected across the higher ground of Wales where over 100 mm could fall, this also accompanied by very strong winds.

"Elsewhere within the warning area, 40-80 mm is expected. Some uncertainty does remain however for the precise track of the low pressure, which will have a bearing on the exact locations which will see the heaviest rain."