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UPDATE: 75mph Winds Set To Batter West Yorkshire

Forecasters say heavy rain will batter our region on Tuesday night, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning.

Strong gusts across West Yorkshire are expected on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as autumnal weather sweeps in.

The Met Office says the winds may cause travel disruption, with a "small chance" of power cuts and damage to buildings.

Gusts of up to 75mph will be possible thanks to Storm Aileen, especially across north Wales and northern England.

For the latest weather forecast for West Yorkshire click here.

Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "On the positive side, this rather wild weather won't hang around. We will be back to blustery showers and sunny spells again once this sweeps away during Wednesday afternoon."

The unsettled weather here in the UK is not related to the storms currently battering the US and Caribbean, with Hurricane Irma bringing 130mph winds and storm surges to Florida.

When asked whether there was any connection, the Met Office tweeted: "There are no links between Irma and the weather we are experiencing in the UK at the moment.

"Both systems which will affect the UK are deep low pressure systems that have developed well north in the Atlantic Ocean, independent of the current Caribbean hurricanes."

Storm Aileen has caused Highways England to offer advice for motorists using the motorway network.

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