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Storm Katie to bring a wild and wet Easter to Huddersfield

Warnings of 70mph winds and more rain

Storm Katie is set to ruin the rest of Easter for many people.

High winds and heavy rain will be the norm for many areas, including West Yorkshire, over the rest of the Easter holiday.

A nationwide weather warning for wind has been issued and drivers are being warned to watch out for strong gusts on roads and the possibility of fallen trees.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens warned of gales and heavy showers both for the rest of the holiday and for much of the week ahead.

He said: “Sunday will start off with sunny spells but blustery heavy showers will push from the west by mid-morning, with some of the showers heavy and thundery.

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“Inbetween though, there will be sunny spells and the showers should move through quick on a blustery SW wind. Temperatures will reach about 9°c.

“Bank Holiday Monday brings in Storm Katie. The affects of Katie will start through the early hours of the morning so if you’re partying until late Sunday night the heavy rain will arrive with a blustery SE wind.

“Through Monday morning heavy rain will slowly clear away east to leave a brighter afternoon a brief burst of NW winds gusting 40mph. But it will feel cold in rain at just 6-7°c.

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“Tuesday through to Thursday is a mixture of sunshine and heavy showers. With chilly air in place when the showers come along they may well be thundery with hail and some sleet, especially on high ground. It’s unlikely to get above 7-9°c.”

The Met Office has also issued yellow weather warnings for northern Scotland on Sunday.

A weather warning for the South West, South East and the east of England is in place for Monday, advising wariness about winds of up to 70mph around the south coast.

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Large waves are also expected, and some heavy rain.

Anyone travelling has been warned to watch out for low level disruption.

However the Met Office had previously said the warning would extend to south Wales and the Midlands until later in the day, and it has now been scaled back.

Showers will continue through Tuesday with hail and thunder also possible.


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