Weather warning update: Winds of up to 60mph forecast for Doncaster

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Gale force winds are expected to hit the region later today - with gusts of up to 60mph expected by 6pm this evening.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning and a spokesman explained: “A vigorous area of low pressure is expected to move northeastwards across northern parts of the UK later on Wednesday, clearing eastwards early on Thursday.

“This is likely to be accompanied by a swathe of southwesterly gales across many areas which may be severe in places. Winds will veer more westerly later on Wednesday.

“A first peak in the winds is likely over southern and southwest England around the middle of Wednesday but with the main swathe of even stronger and potentially damaging winds crossing parts of Wales then northern England later in the day.

“The public should be prepared for the the risk of disruption to transport and possibly also power supplies.”

They added: “Initially, southern and southwestern counties of England are likely to see southerly gales with gusts of 60-70mph, perhaps 80mph on the south coast for a brief period. Then parts of western England, Wales and northern England will bear the brunt as the wind veers west to southwesterly this afternoon with gusts of 60-70mph widely, and gusts of 80-90 mph along some coasts of north and west Wales and perhaps northwest England. Gusts may reach 100mph across the most exposed parts of NW Wales.