Met Office issue danger to life warning as Storm Arwen heads to UK 1 week ago

Met Office issue danger to life warning as Storm Arwen heads to UK

More wild weather said to be on its way

The Met Office has issued yet another weather warning as forecasts suggest that Storm Arwen could see "flying debris" and a "risk to life" accompany high winds and heavy snowfall.

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Yellow weather warnings have been issued from Friday November 26 through until Saturday evening, with winds of up to 80mph set to hit Scotland first before sweeping down across mainland Britain.

In addition - given that amber warnings cover the majority of Scotland and North East England on Friday with virtually the majority of the country enveloped by Saturday - flying debris, power cuts and damage to temporary and weaker structures is considered likely.

Meanwhile, Ireland has also seen yellow warnings issued across six counties so far as the Atlantic storm dubbed 'Arwen' looks set to arrive sometime today.

As alluded to, the possibility of injury and danger to life comes from contingencies like weaker structures collapsing, damage to trees and falling branches, as well as things like roof tiles being blown from roofs due to heavy winds.

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Weather experts have already predicted five days of snow and temperatures of -17C as we approach the end of the month and enter December; the wind, rain and all the rest of it is just another reminder that winter is well truly here and back with a vengeance.

The Met's Tom Morgan told the Mirror that "not everyone will see snow" but that "It will be really cold petty much everywhere, especially after dark." The more severe weather warnings have been given to coastal areas due to strong winds and fast-moving tides.

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