Residents of West Yorkshire are urged to brace themselves for adverse weather conditions as the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds, valid from 4 am to 6 pm on Monday, 13th November 2023.
- Injuries and Danger to Life: Flying debris poses a risk, and individuals are advised to be cautious to prevent injuries or harm.
- Building Damage: Some buildings may experience damage, including tiles being blown from roofs, as the storm progresses.
- Transportation Disruptions: Road, rail, air, and ferry services may face disruptions, leading to longer journey times and possible cancellations.
- Road and Bridge Closures: Certain roads and bridges may be closed for safety reasons.
- Power Outages: Power cuts are anticipated, with the potential to affect other services, including mobile phone coverage.
- Coastal Risks: Large waves and beach material thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads, and properties could result in injuries and pose a danger to life.
The warning, issued at 09:30 (UTC) on Sunday, the 12th of November, 2023, highlights that Storm Debi is expected to develop and move across Ireland and northern England on Monday. While some uncertainty remains regarding the exact track and depth of this low-pressure system, there is a likelihood of very strong westerly winds along Irish Sea coasts of Wales and northwest England on Monday morning, extending inland throughout the day and slowly easing later.
There is a potential for 60-65 mph gusts inland and 70-80 mph around coasts, especially over elevated areas such as the Pennines. Residents are urged to stay updated on the latest developments, follow safety guidelines, and take necessary precautions to minimize risks associated with the impending storm.