Met Office warning: New alert as 75mph gales, rain and snow to hit THIS WEEKEND

Over the next three days Met Office weather warnings for rain and wind are in place. A new weather warning has been issued for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England on Saturday. The yellow warning is active between 6am and 10pm, and some regions are forecast to witness winds up to 75mph.

The warning reads: “Strong, gusty winds are expected across Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England during Saturday.

“The strongest winds will likely occur in the vicinity of heavy, squally showers.

“Whilst not all areas will see the strongest winds, gusts of 55-65 mph are expected in places.

“Exposed parts of northern and western Scotland may see gusts of 65-75 mph.


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“Showers will fall as a mixture of rain, hail and sleet with snow accumulations expected to be restricted to higher ground (above 200 to 300 m).

“Winds will gradually moderate during Saturday evening.”

The Met Office are currently forecasting “unsettled” weather patterns over the next few days.

Much of the UK is still reeling from the effects of Storm Dennis, which caused widespread flooding and travel disruption last weekend.

Hundreds of Environment Agency flood warnings and alerts are still active, including six severe ‘danger to life’ warnings.

Some areas are expected to be worst-hit by rainfall in the coming days, with parts of north Wales and northwest England expected to see a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours.

The latest Met Office wind warning joins a plethora of other warnings for the next few days.

Parts of the UK are currently under Met Office warnings for rain today (Thursday).


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Two areas in south wales and northwest Wales are under a yellow rain warning until 2pm today, with the Met Office warning rain is “likely to be heavy, especially over higher ground”.

A yellow rain warning is also in place for much of the northwest of England until 3pm today, affecting Lancaster and Preston.

Another area covering southern and western Scotland is under a yellow rain warning until 11am today.

On Friday a stretch of the northeast of England is under a yellow wind warning from 8am until 8pm.

A large proportion of central, southern and western Scotland is also under a yellow rain warning between 6am and 9pm.

A stretch of Northern Ireland is also under a yellow rain warning from 6am until 9pm on Friday.

A patch of northern England, including Leeds, York and Sheffield, has been placed under a yellow rain warning from 12pm on Friday until 6am on Saturday.

The warning for northern England reads: “Persistent rain, heavy over hills, may lead to flooding and travel disruption during Friday and Friday night.”

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