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UK News Cold weather warnings issued for election day

02:41  12 december  2019
02:41  12 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Fierce windstorms and snow could strike Scotland on election day

  Fierce windstorms and snow could strike Scotland on election day Fierce windstorms could strike Scotland on election day, with voters being warned to brace for rain and even snow on polling day. © Provided by The Scotsman A large storm situated over the open northern Atlantic has been forecast to bring high winds and rain to much of western and central Europe from Thursday into Friday, according to meteorological forecasting site AccuWeather.Rain and snow is being forecast for a huge swathe of the Scottish Highlands, with showers expected to fall across much of the rest of the country.

“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 The Met Office will only name the tempest as Storm Brendan if it has the potential for amber weather warnings . Tuesday's storm is known as a " weather

The Met Office has issued a severe flood warning as torrential rain and fierce winds are set to batter the We're confident warnings will be issued , with power outages possible. “Gusts of 50-60 mph in “A surge of cold air from Canada brings colder conditions by the weekend, with the chance of

The Met Office has warned of icy surfaces (Owen Humphreys/PA) © Owen Humphreys The Met Office has warned of icy surfaces (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Two cold weather warnings have been issued for election day, with ice and wintry showers expected in parts of Scotland.

The Met Office said surfaces and roads could be slippery, and advised people to take care when walking or driving, as voters prepare to head to the polls on Thursday.

One of the yellow warnings stretches from Perth, north through central Scotland, to Wick, and the other, further south, covers an area between Thornhill and Lanark.

“We have showers passing through many parts of the UK today, and there’s a risk of that turning to ice and there could be some snow in parts of Scotland,” said Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon.

Cold weather warnings issued for polling day

  Cold weather warnings issued for polling day Ice and wintry showers are expected in parts of Scotland. The Met Office said surfaces and roads could be slippery, and advised people to take care when walking or driving, as voters prepare to head to the polls on Thursday.One of the yellow warnings stretches from Perth, north through central Scotland, to Wick, and the other, further south, covers an area between Thornhill and Lanark.“We have showers passing through many parts of the UK today, and there’s a risk of that turning to ice and there could be some snow in parts of Scotland,” said Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon.

The Met Office has issued a severe flood warning as torrential rain and fierce winds are set to batter the “A surge of cold air from Canada brings colder conditions by the weekend, with the chance of Thursday's election day faces blustery showers, which could deter undecided or elderly voters from

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Mr Claydon explained that wintry showers were only expected in areas above 200m, and said: “We are not expecting they will cause any real disruption.

“That is why it is an ice warning, rather than a snow warning.”

The two yellow weather warnings are in place from 6pm on Wednesday, overnight to 10am on Thursday.

The larger warning in central Scotland includes large parts of one of the closest election fights in the country – Perth and North Perthshire, where the SNP is defending a majority of just 21.

One candidate in another marginal seat not affected by the warnings has already said she believes weather could affect the vote.

Wendy Chamberlain, who is standing as a Liberal Democrat in North East Fife, told the PA news agency: “There is one part of the constituency near the north, Gauldry, and we were going up it and I said if it’s snowing on December 12 this is probably a place we’re not getting to.

“I think it means that postal votes will be quite critical and a lower turnout might have an impact as well.”

Aside from the Scotland forecast, meteorologists are predicting that the rest of the country could be in for a chilly and damp December day.

Forecaster Luke Miall said: “It’s going to be a cold start, with frost and ice across some eastern areas first thing.

“After that, things will be turning wet and windy throughout the day.

“Winds will be particularly strong across the south coast of England, and we will then see some showers following on behind.”

It will stay fairly cold throughout the day, with highs of four to seven degrees in the north of England and highs of 10 further south.

Mr Claydon added: “It’s looking unsettled for most, but that’s nothing unusual for the time of year.”

Met Office weather warnings for ice, snow and floods issued across Scotland as temperatures set to plummet tonight .
The cold chill is expected to set in at 9pm tonight, with the warning in place until 11am on Sunday, December 15. A Met Office spokesperson said: "There will be icy patches, with snow likely on mainly higher level routes, which could cause tricky travel. © Met Office The Met Office has issued a severe yellow weather warning for ice across large parts of the country from tonight "Some roads and railways are also likely to be affected with longer journey times expected. "We urge people to be cautious as icy surfaces may make accidents and falls more likely.

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