Storm Caroline to hit Britain this week, expect high winds and snow

Angelica Greene
December 7, 2017

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" warning for northern Scotland for the entirety of Thursday, warning of strong winds.

"Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life", the Met Office warned.

A yellow "be aware" warning has also been issued for southern Scotland and the north of Northern Ireland between 6am and 6pm on Thursday.

The status yellow warning is in effect from 4pm Thursday, and remains in place until the same time on Friday.

The wintry weather follows snow and cold temperatures experienced in parts of Scotland earlier this month. Generally dry to begin with winter sunshine, but scattered rain and hail showers will start to feed down in the brisk northwest flow.

TEMPERATURES in York are set to fall below freezing in the coming days, and snow could be on the way.

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Roads, railways and ferries are all expected to be disrupted as gusts of 70mph to 80mph are hit northern Scotland, increasing to 90mph in exposed areas.

Coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray or large waves.

Forecasters say Snow showers are expected to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland late on Thursday and are expected across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England on Friday.

Government forecasters expect this month to be hit by easterly winds, which frequently come from as far away as Russian Federation and Siberia to bring Britain's coldest winter weather.

Snow and ice warnings are in place there.

The Met Office said "predominantly colder periods" are expected through the second half of December until after Christmas, with snow in the Midlands and North.

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