STORM Jocelyn is set to batter the Bradford district, weather experts have warned.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind for West Yorkshire between noon tomorrow and 3pm on Wednesday. 

The storm has been named Jocelyn by Met Eireann, Ireland's meteorological service.

A strong jet stream is pushing the large-scale, low-pressure system from the Atlantic.

It comes as the winds ease and the clean-up continues following Storm Isha.

Met Office chief meteorologist, Steve Willington, said: "Although this system will be a step down relative to Storm Isha, with the damage and clean up still underway, we could potentially see more impacts from Storm Jocelyn.

"Outbreaks of heavy rain on Tuesday could bring rainfall accumulations of 15 to 20mm quite widely with 40 to 50mm over higher ground in southwest Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and parts of northwest England.

"Wind gusts are expected to reach 55 to 65mph across northwestern Scotland while there is potential for winds to gust to 75 to 80mph in a few places, in particular exposed parts of the Western Isles and coastal northwest Scotland early on Wednesday morning."

The Met Office wind warning covering West Yorkshire states: "A spell of strong winds associated with Storm Jocelyn is expected to develop across this region during Tuesday afternoon, peaking overnight into Wednesday morning, before easing across most areas by midday.

"However, winds are likely to remain strong across and just to the east of the Pennines until early Wednesday afternoon.

"Peak gusts of 45 to 55mph are likely inland, perhaps 65mph on some exposed coasts."

What to expect, according to the Met Office

  • Some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport 

  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and large waves

  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges