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.
As gale force winds blow down trees across the Calendar region, our weatherman Jon Mitchell gives us some unknown facts about wind.
The Met Office has issued a yellow 'Be Aware' warning for Gales today. Inland gusts of 40 to 50mph are expected widely.