There are severe wind gusts in York today, with speeds expected to exceed 50mph, causing potential travel disruption and safety hazards. The Met Office advises caution, warning of possible power cuts, falling tiles, and tree branches. Road and bridge closures are likely, along with possible disruption to rail and air services. The strongest gusts are expected around 2pm, gradually easing by evening. Christmas Day will bring rain followed by warm, overcast conditions. The Met Office has issued safety tips for high winds, including protecting property, planning journeys, driving safely, staying safe at the coast, and avoiding injury while outdoors. The tips involve securing loose items outside, planning travel routes, driving cautiously, being cautious at the coast, and staying indoors if possible.
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