Gusts of up to 71mph forecast for York this afternoon

A satellite and radar image of the storm over the UK by

The winds are due to get stronger in York this afternoon before dying down this evening.

According to the latest BBC weather update, gusts could reach 71mph in the city by about 4pm.

Gusts of between 60mph and 69mph are then predicted until 7pm. After that the wind reduces in ferocity, with gusts of 21mph forecast for 10pm.

BBC Weather’s prediction for today (Friday, 18 February)