Storm Ciara is set to batter the UK with 80mph winds this weekend - but what does it mean for Harrogate?

This weekend is set to see one of the biggest storms of the winter, as Storm Ciara hits the UK with strong, damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 4:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 4:12 pm

The good news is that Harrogate is set to miss the worst of it - with a yellow weather warning only in place for Sunday. (February 9)

Friday and Saturday are set to see a mixture of cloud and sunny spells, with highs of six degrees C on Friday and eight degrees C on Saturday, before things take a slight turn.

A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office and is currently in place, with gusts of up to 52mph expected throughout the day.

And despite mild temperatures of up to 12 degrees C, the Met Office says the maximum temperature will only 'feel like' 7 degrees.

Rain is also expected across the district on Sunday, and it has been predicted to be heavy between 6am and 3pm.

Here's what the Met Office says about a yellow warning for wind during the storm:

Storm Ciara is set to hit the UK this weekend.

Storm Ciara will bring very strong winds and potentially some disruption to travel throughout Sunday.

What to expect

Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible

Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible

Some roads and bridges may close

Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage