Storm Claudio: Yellow weather warning for wind and rain issued for Yorkshire by The Met Office

Strong winds and heavy rain will batter parts of Yorkshire as November gets off to a blustery start.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for wind and rain on Wednesday (Nov 2), with a spell of very windy weather expected to hit Irish Sea coastal areas before spreading to parts of Yorkshire.

Forecasters expect gusts of 55 to 65mph particularly in exposed coastal areas and over higher ground, with some sudden strong gusts of wind also possible.

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The wind warning covers most of North Yorkshire plus the eastern part of Northern Ireland, parts of Wales and Scotland, North East and North West England from 7am to 8pm. Further heavy rain is also likely during Wednesday with forecasters warning of potential travel disruption and flooding.

The Met Office said gusts of 61mph were recorded at 7am on Tuesday in Langdon Bay in Kent, while 59mph was recorded at Heathrow at 4am.