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Storm Gertrude expected to hit Huddersfield on Friday — with gale force winds of up to 50mph

Yellow weather warning issued for Huddersfield

Huddersfield's set for stormy weather with heavy rain and gale force winds of up to 50mph as Storm Gertrude rolls into the UK on Friday.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for strong winds across West Yorkshire tomorrow.

Strong winds battered Kirklees and Calderdale on Monday as the remnants of Storm Jonas caused a lorry to overturn on Woodhead Pass and a truck to crash off the road near Kirkheaton.

Storm Jonas brought record snowfall to New York and the east coast of the United States but by the time it reached Britain it had done its worst.

Now Britain is bracing itself for Storm Gertrude, with the strongest gusts — up to 90mph — expected in the far north of Scotland.

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Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens said: "Friday is another very windy day but early gales, perhaps severe, will moderate through the morning, so gusts more in the order 45-50mph through the day."

He added that heavy rain was also expected, with only brief bright or sunny spells.



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