BRADFORD residents are being warned of possible danger to life as a result of strong winds.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind for West Yorkshire between midnight on Thursday and 11.59pm on the same day.

Chris Almond, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, said: "From late Wednesday into Thursday, strong winds are likely to develop across a large area of the UK.

"We've issued a large yellow warning area where there's a potential for some impacts, but gusts of 50 to 60mph are possible for large parts of central and northern areas of the UK.

"Exposed coasts and high ground could see gusts of 70 to 80mph at times.

"There's a chance this low pressure will continue to exert its influence into Friday, so it's important to stay up to date with the latest Met Office forecast."

There will also be periods of rain, according to the forecaster.

What to expect, according to the Met Office warning

  • There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected

  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

  • There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

  • There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris

  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close