Weather warning as tropical storm Henri expected to lash West Yorkshire

A severe weather warning has been issued for West Yorkshire
A severe weather warning has been issued for West Yorkshire

Tropical storm Henri is bearing down on the British Isles, and is expected to sweep across the country on Wednesday.

Although the storm will have lost some of its power by the time it reaches the UK, it will still deliver gale force winds and torrential rain.

Motorists are being warned that the weather will make driving conditions hazardous.

The remnants of Henri are expected to reach West Yorkshire by Wednesday afternoon with the risk of flash flooding.

The storm system formed east of Bermuda on Wednesday, September 9 and the next day was upgraded from a Tropical Depression to a Tropical Storm.

The Met Office has also issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning for today (Wednesday) and said up to 30mm of rain could fall in just a few hours.

It said: “Persistent and at times heavy rain is expected to spread from south to north during Wednesday, affecting much of England and Wales.

“Some localised flooding is possible from fast responding water courses and standing water, this perhaps disrupting travel. Lightning associated with the afternoon showers across East Anglia and SE England will be an additional hazard.”

The warning is valid from 8am on Wednesday until 9am on Thursday.