Planes battle extreme winds at Leeds Bradford Airport - as weather warning continues

Planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport battling through high winds. Photo: SWNS
Planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport battling through high winds. Photo: SWNS
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These dramatic photos show the battle that planes have had on their hands to land at Leeds Bradford Airport this week.

Gusts of up to 72mph are battering the country today - and severe weather is affecting planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport battling through high winds. Photo: SWNS

Planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport battling through high winds. Photo: SWNS

Of course, the planes have all landed safely in the windy conditions.

It's not the first time this year that gusts have hit the airport - in February this footage showed pilots landing in the rough weather.
Weather warning

Forecasters are warning gusts of up to 70mph could strike Leeds, as the weather systems moves across the north of the UK, bringing widespread gales which could pose a 'danger to life'.

The yellow weather warning has been issued for the period between 3am and 23.59pm on Friday 7 December, and includes west, east and north Yorkshire.

Planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport battling through high winds. Photo: SWNS

Planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport battling through high winds. Photo: SWNS

The strong winds could lead to disruption to transport networks, with commuters being warned to expect longer journey times and some cancellations as a result of the unsettled weather.

Roads and bridges may also be closed as a precaution and some damage to buildings could occur, which may pose a risk of injury and danger to life from flying debris.

Power cuts may also occur, which could impact other services.

Today in Leeds, the weather is forecast to remain dull and overcast, with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading east.

Temperatures will stay mild at round 12C and winds are set to strengthen heading into this evening.