STRONG gales are expected to batter Barnsley this weekend.

Severe weather warnings have been issued with winds of up to 90mph set to hit northern England from Saturday.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, for example to transport and power supplies.

"There is now high confidence in the track and timing of this system, and the strongest winds are covered in associated amber warnings.

"However, gusts of 60 to 70 mph still bring the potential for some localised wind damage and disruption and the public should keep up to date with the latest warnings."