Found 10th Dec 2014
MAY BE WORTH STAYING HOME IF YOUR JOURNEY IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR A FEW DAYS

A so-called "weather bomb" is set to bring 80 miles per hour winds to the UK this evening, as wintry storms batter parts of Britain.

A yellow weather warning is in place for northern parts with severe gales expected across North Wales, Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland.

The rapid cyclogenesis - known colloquially as a "weather bomb" - is a deep low pressure system moving slowly eastwards between Scotland and Iceland.

More southerly areas of the country are likely to be hit by a second storm due to roll in from the Atlantic Ocean on Friday.

The Met Office has issued its yellow warning for wind from tonight, with the warning running through tomorrow and into Thursday morning, extending by that stage to cover the whole of the UK.

Forecaster Kirk Waite said some parts will have "a brief respite" for a time on Thursday, before the second weather system develops in the south-west of the country.

The winds today in Scotland are expected to whip up unusually high waves, with spray and over-topping bringing a risk of flooding to coastal roads and causeways.

Much of Scotland has already seen snowfall, and Mr Waite said heavy rain "could lead to some potential issues where snow already there could melt".

"The weather warning from 2100 on Tuesday to 0600 on Thursday covers the risk of gusts between 60 and 70mph, and 70-80mph in exposed areas," he said.

"Wintry showers moving through Scotland could lead to some very difficult conditions, even isolated blizzard conditions."

Temperatures over the next few days are actually not much colder than usual for this time of year, according to Meteogroup forecaster George Goodfellow - but the brisk winds will bring a distinctive chill to the air.

"We are looking at highs of up to 12 degrees in some western areas today, and even 10 degrees in the South East tomorrow, but the strong winds will make it feel fairly nasty," he said.

"Temperatures will be around one degree in parts of the Highlands in Scotland on Wednesday night."

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Banned

Im not afraid of a bit of wind I have to listen to sit all the time on here some members are full of it
Edited by: "bazzamone" 10th Dec 2014

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Oh great we can bail the Scots out if they need our help now we are one big family again.

Funny if people only realise this after reading your post about it.

Editor

I got a new trampoline and a few hanging baskets this time last year, don't know why everybody moans to be honest.

Banned

Its going to be wet and windy in Scotland in the winter. There's a shocker

My patio chairs blew over last year in high winds.

Thanks for the heads up OP, i'll pop em' in the shed.
Edited by: "OldEnglish" 10th Dec 2014

Bail us out? It's you blighters in the Sorf that put the cost of insurance up


Lx

"Temperatures will be around one degree in parts of the Highlands in Scotland on Wednesday night."

For Scotland at this time of year doesn't that count as a heatwave?

colin1961

"Temperatures will be around one degree in parts of the Highlands in … "Temperatures will be around one degree in parts of the Highlands in Scotland on Wednesday night."For Scotland at this time of year doesn't that count as a heatwave?



Pretty much

Tsk tsk. Racism. Now where did I put that number for the politcally correct police?

They do this every time there's the slightest chance of a storm since Michael Fish infamously blooped on the 1987 storm (_;)

Fishy tale here
Edited by: "NinurtaEnki" 10th Dec 2014

Anyone got wind?
Nothing here
Edited by: "NinurtaEnki" 11th Dec 2014

inch of snow here

edit: now snowing almost parallel to ground
Edited by: "brilly" 11th Dec 2014

Was fairly windy with hail, Thunder/lightning then a little snow. In Notts.
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