Gusts hit Calendar region

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'Be Aware' warning for Gales today. Inland gusts of 40 to 50mph are expected widely, with 60 to 65 mph gusts possible across (and perhaps locally to the east of) The Pennines.

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Gale force winds cause damage across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The severe gale force winds caused some slight structural damage to a building at Park Plaza in the centre of Leeds. Some metal cladding came loose but nobody was hurt in this incident. One Yorkshire roofing specialist reported a six-fold increase in enquiries as a result of the gales.

The Humber Bridge was closed for a time to all vehicles and the Tinsley Viaduct on the M1 at Sheffield was closed to high siders.

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