Arctic bubble weather front in Scotland could freeze out General Election voters
The elderly and disabled may struggle to get to polling stations as experts predict the country will be trapped in snow and ice for up to 40 days. Temperatures are expected to plummet to as low as -14C (7F) as a 1100-mile wide weather front envelops the nation and threatens travel disruption on the day of the vote. There were warnings before the election was called that a December date could leave the elderly and disabled struggling to get to polling stations. On a visit to Scotland, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn expressed serious concerns in an interview with the Sunday Mail in October.
Brendan as 1 , 500 - mile wide 100 mph weather bomb looks set to strike in General Election week . Election day on Thursday could see Britons battling gales on their way to polling stations. Storm Brendan is set to batter the country this week in what could be the second storm to strike in
Video: Britain could be hit by Storm Brendan as 1 , 500 - mile wide 100 mph weather bomb looks set to strike in General Election week . Aircraft lands in strong winds at Leeds Bradford airport as Storm Atiyah continues to batter UK. Storm Atiyah will continue fo the next few days with strong winds and
Storm Brendan is set to batter the country this week in what could be the second storm to strike in three days as Britons prepare to head to the polls.
The 1,500-mile wide 100mph 'weather bomb' will see 40ft waves and will follow the 80mph Storm Atiyah.
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings until Tuesday, warning of potential damage to temporary structures amid the very strong winds, but they have not yet said if the second storm will definitely be named.
And last night this proved to be the case as a Mercedes was crushed under scaffolding that fell from the side of a house on Clive Street in Cardiff.
Storm Atiyah: UK weather warnings from Met Office as winds as high as 100mph hit coasts
The Met Office says delays are likely to road, rail, air and ferry transport, and that short-term loss of power is possible in some areas .Storm from IrelandThe sun rises behind Fiddlers Ferry Power Station in Widnes as record renewable power recorded [Photo: PA]The Met Office also warned of severe gales around Irish sea coasts, especially in the north, after the storm battered parts of Ireland on Sunday and Monday.The country saw public spaces closed, Christmas events cancelled and people warned not to leave their homes around the coast.
STORM BRENDAN is set to batter the UK this week in what could be the second major storm to hit the country in three days as voters head to the polls The huge 1 , 500 - mile wide “ weather bomb ” will crash into the country with 100 mph winds that will see 40ft waves and follow the 80mph Storm Atiyah
STORM Brendan threatens to become Britain 's second named storm in three days in a wild election week , as a 100 mph " weather bomb " is set to follow 80mph Storm Atiyah. Britain is also going to be hit with a "Canadian chill" with temperatures dropping to -5C next weekend, bringing snow risks and
The silver car was pictured this morning underneath the heavy metal frame as it was parked on a residential street.
The wild weather could even see snow arriving at the weekend with the odds of a White Christmas in London now shortening to 10/1.
Storm Brendan: latest Met Office weather forecast and warnings – and when the storm will hit the UK
Storm Atiyah lashed the south-west last night, and another bout of bad weather has been Christened and is due to hit the UK soon.Storm Atiyah lashed the south-west of England and Wales with rain and gusts of over 70mph. © Provided by The i Western Power Distribution said it had experienced 26 high voltage faults in the south west on Sunday and two in Wales, leading to 5,500 customers being cut off from power over the course of the day © Provided by The i Storm Brendan could be even stronger.
STORM Brendan could become the UK's second named storm in three days in a wild election week as a 100 mph " weather bomb " is set to follow 80mph Storm Atiyah, according to forecasters. Britain is also expected to be hit by a "Canadian chill" with temperatures plummeting to -5C next weekend
Britain could be hit by snow in election week (Image: Getty). Known as a “ weather bomb ”, the 100 mph intense low pressure system will follow hot on the heels of Storm Atiyah. Lingering bad weather is now also forecast to disrupt Thursday’s General Election . An extreme weather warning
The Met Office predicted travel disruption during the storms and the Environment Agency warned of coastal floods.
Storm Atiyah will see gusts of 60mph in England, 70mph in Scotland and even 100mph on Scottish mountains.
The Met Office will name the following tempest Storm Brendan if it has potential for amber weather warnings.
Tuesday's storm is what is known as a 'weather bomb', an intense low pressure system with a central pressure that falls 24 millibars in a 24-hour period, the Met Office said.
Thursday's election day faces blustery showers, which has the potential to deter undecided or elderly voters from visiting polling stations.
100mph winds set to bring disruption to UK on Tuesday
Winds of up to 100mph are set to batter parts of the UK on Tuesday, forecasters have warned. © Imagebridge Waves crash against a lighthouse on the County Durham coast during Storm Atiyah It follows Storm Atiyah which brought winds of up to 70mph to the southwest of England and Wales and caused disruption to transport and power networks in Ireland.A severe yellow weather warning for wind is in place across northern England, North Wales, parts of Northern Ireland and much of Scotland, while a further yellow weather warning for rain covers western Scotland.
STORM Gareth is hitting Britain and is set to unleash misery throughout the week . STORM Gareth will smash Britain with a 1 ,000- mile wide ' weather bomb ' tonight as 90mph winds and more snow endanger lives, the Met Office has warned in its latest forecast.
STORM Atiyah is set to smash the UK on Sunday - bringing gusts of 80mph in the South-West and But that's not all the UK will be hit with, the Met Office have warned of a " weather bomb " storm set Weather agency, The Met Office, will name the tempest as Storm Brendan if it has the potential for
A chill from Canada will then follow at the weekend, with snow threatening the Midlands in following days, and more named storms forecast in the week before Christmas.
Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said this morning: 'With trees likely to be down, large waves and localised flooding, Monday morning commuters will have transport disruption from Atiyah's gusts of up to 75mph in the South-West.
'It's still uncertain whether Tuesday's low pressure system will require being named. We're watching it closely. Met Eireann could also name it.
'A windy Tuesday everywhere will see 50–60mph gusts in the South-West, North-West and Scotland, with 70mph possible in North-West Scotland, over 100mph on the Cairngorms, and 40-45mph in other parts of England.
'There will also be pretty heavy rain everywhere. Wednesday looks blustery and election day will be a wet one in the South, with blustery showers in the North, then turning colder still by the weekend with wintry showers on higher ground in northern England, Scotland and possibly North Wales.'
Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said earlier: 'Autumn hardly saw strong winds - but now the weather's making up for it.
UK set to avoid Storm Brendan despite weather warnings for wind
The Met Office said that Tuesday is likely to be wet and windy.The South West of England and Wales were hit with gales of up to 70mph over the weekend after Storm Atiyah first hit Ireland on Sunday.
Storm Brendan is set to hit the UK on Tuesday, following the devastation wreaked by Storm Atiyah this weekend. The two storms in less than a week has sparked fears of a widespread December travel chaos. Weather maps also suggest that Brendan could submerge much of the country in “significant
STORM Brendan threatens to become Britain 's second named storm in three days in a wild election week , as a 100 mph weather bomb is set to follow Britain is also going to be hit with a "Canadian chill" with temperatures dropping to -5C next weekend, bringing snow risks and storms in the run-up
'Atiyah has very big waves and 80mph gusts possible in exposed parts of the South-West, with 50mph gusts in the East.
'A second low pressure area on Tuesday could be stronger than Atiyah in terms of gusts. It's a watching brief regarding naming that storm. We're confident warnings will be issued, with power outages possible.
'Gusts of 50-60 mph in England, 70mph in Scotland and over 100mph on the Cairngorms are expected.
'Wednesday looks windy, with Thursday not nice with blustery rain in the South and chilly showers in the North with the chance of wintry showers on higher ground in Scotland, but no major disruption.
'A surge of cold air from Canada brings colder conditions by the weekend, with the chance of snow in the following week - especially in central parts – with strong winds for the run-up to Christmas, with potent low pressure areas.'
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: 'Tuesday's low pressure deepens by 25 millibars in 24 hours, which is rapid cyclogenesis.'
The Environment Agency said: 'Localised flooding is possible on east and south coasts on Monday, and rivers and surface water in the West on Tuesday. There may be travel disruption.'
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