Windy Wakefield as Storm Ellen is expected to batter the county with 70mph winds

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Wakefield this week as Storm Ellen makes it way across the country.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 4:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 4:39 pm

A yellow weather warning is in place for Friday as the storm moves in from the Atlantic, bringing strong winds with it.

Storm Ellen contains the remnants of Tropical Storm Kyle bringing gusts of 65mph are possible inland, with 70 mph or more possible around coasts and hills.

Here's the rest of this week's forecast, according to The Met OfficeThis Evening and Tonight:

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Windy Wakefield as Storm Ellen is expected to batter the county with 70mph winds

A windy night to come with bands of occasionally heavy rain sweeping northeastwards. Skies will clear later in the night with winds gradually easing. Remaining mild. Minimum temperature 14 °C.


Thursday morning will be dry and largely sunny before turning somewhat cloudier during the afternoon. Rather breezy, but still feeling warm in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 24 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

An unseasonably windy and unsettled spell of weather the next few days with scattered blustery showers interspersed with brighter spells. Feeling cooler. Winds easing on Sunday.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Ramsdale said, “Following the recent hot and thundery weather we are seeing a significant change to very unsettled conditions for August with an unseasonal spell of strong winds associated with low-pressure centres for the second half of the week.”