Nearly all of UK under weather warning as wind and snow due to hit tomorrow
It comes just days after Storm Arwen hit the country
Almost all of the UK has been placed under a yellow weather warning from Tuesday December 7, with Storm Barra set to hit many parts of the country.
The storm is due to bring more disruption following the recent Storm Arwen, with yellow warnings of wind in place for all of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland. Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected widely, with 60-70 mph in exposed coastal locations.
Meanwhile, large areas of the north and Scotland have also been issued with a yellow warning for snow.
Storm Barra will come just 10 days after parts of the country were battered by Storm Arwen, which left thousands without power and three people dead.
The Met Office’s Deputy Chief Meteorologist Brent Walker said: "A band of rain will turn to snow across northern England and Scotland through Tuesday.
"Two to five cm of snow is expected to accumulate quite widely across the warning area, but locally this could reach ten cm, particularly in parts of the Southern Uplands and Highlands.
"Strong south-easterly winds will also lead to snow drifting in places, particularly over the highest routes, adding to poor visibilities."
#StormBarra has been named by @MetEireann and is forecast to bring strong winds to much of the UK and snow to northern areas on Tuesday and into Wednesday
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— Met Office (@metoffice) December 5, 2021
Frank Saunders, a Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "Strong winds arriving across the west through Tuesday morning, will spread inland and reach eastern areas through the afternoon and early evening.
"Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected widely, with 60-70 mph in exposed coastal locations. The strongest winds will ease across inland areas into the overnight period."
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