VIDEO: 80mph winds forecast for Rotherham as Storm Doris hits

FORECASTERS have warned Rotherham could be hit by gales of up to 80mph as Storm Doris sweeps across the country.
Aidan McGivern, Met Office meterologist.Aidan McGivern, Met Office meterologist.
Aidan McGivern, Met Office meterologist.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for Thursday with widespread disruption to travel expected.

Heavy rain is also expected with snow possible over high ground as the storm clears eastwards.

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Steve Willington, chief meteorologist, said: “We have named Storm Doris as we expect winds of up to 80mph, heavy rain and some snowfall to cause disruption across some central and northern parts of the UK on Thursday.

“Currently the most likely track of the low pressure system is across Northern Ireland and northern England and we expect to see the strongest winds in the north of Wales and central England.

“As well as heavy rain, as the low pressure system moves eastwards it will draw down cold air from the north which will cause some of this precipitation to fall as snow across parts of northern England and Scotland.

“It will be a very unsettled day of weather so make sure you keep up to date with your local forecast and any weather warnings for your area.”