Gale force winds to return to Wakefield district

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The Met Office has issued a warning for strong winds across the area today (Wednesday).

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning said frequent gusts of up to 65mph are likely from around 3pm this afternoon.

The Met Office said: “Gales or severe gales are expected to develop. Gusts of 50-65 mph are likely quite widely through the warning area, while gusts of 75mph are likely around southern and western coasts and over exposed hills.

“The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport and possibly power supplies.”