Your pictures show the aftermath of gales striking Wakefield

Severe gales struck the district this week, damage was caused to a floodlight at Sandal Tennis Club
Severe gales struck the district this week, damage was caused to a floodlight at Sandal Tennis Club

Pictures from across the district have shown the damage caused by severe gales that are expected to continue at 60 to 70 mph.

As residents battened down the hatches a tree was uprooted at St Johns Square in central Wakefield, while a floodlight was brought down at Sandal Tennis Club.

A tree was uprooted by the gale at St Johns Square in Wakefield

A tree was uprooted by the gale at St Johns Square in Wakefield

Warnings from the Met Office remain in place for snow and ice.

The Met Office Forecaster said: “A vigorous area of low pressure running southwards across the North Sea will be accompanied by a swathe of very strong winds which will affect many northeastern and extreme eastern areas of the UK.

“Ice is expected to form on untreated surfaces on Thursday night and last into Friday morning. In addition, some outbreaks of sleet and snow are likely to run quickly southwards on Friday morning, chiefly affecting parts of northern and eastern England, clearing the extreme southeast by late morning.”

Thanks to Paul Hawkhead and Richard Taylor for their pictures, keep sending them in.