Exact UK locations hit with snow, lightning and strong winds forecast ahead of Storm Gladys 4 months ago

Exact UK locations hit with snow, lightning and strong winds forecast ahead of Storm Gladys

Another one's on its way already

The exact locations of where Storm Gladys is going to hit have been revealed, with more high stormy weather, as well as snow and lightning due to arrive in the UK.

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According to the Met Office, which has already issued six yellow weather warnings to run from around Wednesday to Thursday, February 24 at least, more gale-force winds are set to batter north-east England, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and parts of Scotland.

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Temperatures are also set to drop significantly across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with Strathclyde, Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders; Central, Tayside & Fife, and Highlands & Eilean Siar all set for frequent heavy showers regularly merging into snowfall.

Forecasters say the same conditions are likely to affect England as well, with not only heavy snow showers but a small chance of lightning in some areas too. Snowfall is estimated to reach anywhere between 10 and 30cm by Thursday morning.

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It was only earlier this week that towns across the UK were being evacuated ahead of Storm Franklin, which caused intense flooding along the River Severn and various parts of Northern England, as well as Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland.

Prior to that, last week at least 16 lives were claimed following Storm Eunice, which ripped through Britain causing damage to various structures and led to significant disruption to public transport and travel in general.

As well as damaging iconic buildings such as London's O2 Arena, the record high winds (122mph) meant pilots at Heathrow and other airports struggled for hours to land safely.

While places like Didsbury in Manchester, Bewdley in Worcestershire and the city of York - to name just a few - remain flooded, Storm Gladys is well on her way and more weather warnings are certain to be issued.

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With winds set to surpass the yellow threshold of 70pmh, the Met cautions that there will once again be "danger to life" due to flying debris, fallen trees and so on. Stay safe out there, folks.

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