Thursday 23 May 2013, 18:00
An unusually deep area of low pressure for late May will bring widespread North-easterly gales to much of our region in the next 24 hours.
Gusts of around 60mph are possible in coastal areas by the end of the night and into Friday morning; with gusts around 50mph elsewhere.
A Met Office yellow warning is in place.
Friday looks very inclement. Cold, windy and showery conditions will slowly improve as the area of low pressure moves away southwards.
The good news is that the weekend is looking much better.
A ridge of high pressure means that much of Saturday and Sunday will be dry with sunny spells.
With much lighter winds, it will feel warmer too, with temperature recovering to near normal levels for this time of the year.
And although next week will be unsettled and dominated by low pressure, if timings of the next rain bearing weather front remain the same, then much of bank holiday Monday will be dry, too.
In what’s been the coldest spring since 1979, a fine spring bank holiday weekend will be welcome news to the struggling tourist industry.
Don’t forget this weekend’s weather show on BBC local radio across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, featuring amongst other things the long hot summer of 1976, and the severe winter of 1963.
And the following weekend, I cover the issue of climate change.
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