Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Met office warns of cold weather and possible snow for London

Storm Caroline is the third named storm in the UK this year after Aileen and Brian Storm Caroline is the third named storm in the UK this year after Aileen and Brian
Dexter Carr | 08 December, 2017, 01:24

Freezing temperatures are then forecast for parts of Britain on Friday, with a yellow snow and ice warning in place for Scotland, Northern Ireland, western England and Wales.

A North Sea platform shut down production due to safety fears over weather conditions caused by Storm Caroline.

If the satellite imagery is anything to go by, then the United Kingdom will get shafted pretty hard by the storm too, with the Met Office issuing warnings of their own. Some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted.

Today will be the last day of mild conditions before a cold snap forecast to last until Christmas grips the UK.

Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and for train services.

High winds will affect parts of Scotland, but the storm system - the third of the current winter storm cycle - will also generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland.

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Amid gusts of up to 90mph, flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life, according to the Met Office.

An amber (second highest) weather warning is in place between 6am and 11.55pm for Highlands and Eilean Siar, Orkney and Shetland and Grampian, where winds of 60-70mph are expected widely.

The organisation's Chief Forecaster said winds will ease as Thursday progresses, but snow showers will become more frequent and heavier. "More broadly across Scotland there will be 60 to 70 miles per hour gusts, but in exposed areas we could see 90 miles per hour".

Storm Caroline hasn't even arrived yet, but weather forecasters are already predicting that there's going to be a massive dump of snow hot on her heels.

The showers and winds will die down on Friday night, and widespread frost and icy patches will return as temperatures fall to between minus 2 and plus 3 degrees.

From Friday to Sunday we're being told to expect strong northwesterly winds and snow showers.

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