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UK News Storm Ciara to batter UK with 80mph winds and coastal flooding

18:20  05 february  2020
18:20  05 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Storm Ciara to batter North Wales with hurricane force winds and torrential rain

  Storm Ciara to batter North Wales with hurricane force winds and torrential rain A two-day weather warning has been issued for this weekend with gusts set to reach up to 80mphThe low-pressure system, currently developing in the North Atlantic, will bring strong winds and heavy rain,

Storm Eleanor is set to batter the British coastline with 80 mph and monster waves starting Tuesday night. The fifth named storm of the season will bring a "very The Environment Agency warned earlier that strong winds and high tides could bring coastal flooding from Tuesday until Thursday.

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Winds of up to 80mph are set to batter parts of the UK as Storm Ciara arrives this weekend, causing travel disruption and loss of power.

a close up of a logo: Storm Ciara will barge through the UK this weekend. Pic: Met Office © Other Storm Ciara will barge through the UK this weekend. Pic: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering the whole country on Saturday and Sunday, with the third named storm of the season threatening to be the biggest yet.

a close up of a map: A yellow weather warning is in place for the whole of the UK on Saturday and Sunday © Other A yellow weather warning is in place for the whole of the UK on Saturday and Sunday

Forecasters claim there will be "impacts across the whole of the UK" between 6pm on Saturday and midnight on Sunday.

Met Office meteorologist Grahame Madge described the weather front as "Ciara rather rudely barging her way through".

Scotland to bear brunt of Storm Ciara as 80mph high winds and heavy rain roll in

  Scotland to bear brunt of Storm Ciara as 80mph high winds and heavy rain roll in The UK is set to be battered by the weather system between 6pm on Saturday and midnight on Sunday. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering the whole country on Saturday and Sunday, as the third named storm of the season approaches.

WEATHER forecasters have warned that snow and winds of up to 80 mph will batter Britain tonight and tomorrow with warnings of a possible risk to life. "It is going to be pretty windy across the UK , with winds of 40-50mph, particularly the overnight part and into the first part of tomorrow morning.

THE UK is to be battered by the 500-mile Storm Freya - with Met Office forecasters warning of damaging 90 mph winds and horrendous floods . “Be prepared for problems with travel including delayed trains, planes and road journeys, and the risk of coastal and river flooding in the South-West.

He said conditions will go from "rather benign" to "very unsettled".

"There's the potential for 80mph gusts in exposed locations across parts of the UK," he added.

The Met Office warned that some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport should be expected, with a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

There is also a possibility of power cuts across the country, with the potential to affect other services including mobile phone coverage.

Additionally, there may be a slight chance of some damage to buildings.

Mr Madge warned of the risks of "coastal flooding, large winds across sea fronts", adding, "we could also see some impact on networks, both phone and power".

Winds will begin to increase on Friday as February's calm start comes to an abrupt end.

Blizzard conditions set to hit parts of UK as four inches of snow forecast

  Blizzard conditions set to hit parts of UK as four inches of snow forecast Up to four inches of snow is expected in parts of Britain next week as Storm Ciara brings blizzard conditions to the UK this weekend. © Other The red circle shows Storm Ciara heading towards the UK Named on Wednesday, the low-pressure system is currently developing in the North Atlantic and will head eastwards towards the country over the coming days.The Met Office has issued weather warnings over four days from Saturday and there could be gusts of up to 80mph in coastal areas and exposed locations.

STORM Callum is set to batter Scotland with 80 mph winds and heavy rain amid a "danger to life" Storm Callum will arrive later in the week, bringing with it 80 mph gusts and torrential rain. The main impacts for the UK will be from heavy rain across some western areas Friday & Saturday Weather experts say there's a chance of flooding and a risk of injury because of the gales and torrential

WEATHER forecasters have warned that snow and winds of up to 80 mph will batter Britain today - with "It is going to be pretty windy across the UK , with winds of 40-50mph, particularly the overnight part The Met Office has warned of strong winds causing large waves and beach debris to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and Storm Ciara may be officially named by the Met Office this week.

Mr Madge said there will be some strong gusts ahead of Ciara and that Friday and Saturday will see winds strengthen even more.

However the high speed winds are "not likely to reach their peak until the middle of the warning period", through Sunday.

Sky News weather producer Christopher England said: "It looks like it will turn very windy over the weekend, with severe gales or storm force winds possible in place by Sunday.

"The Met Office have named the storm, because of the likelihood of disruption."

Storm Ciara - the third named storm of the 2019/20 winter season - follows Storm Atiyah, which hit on 8-9 December, and Storm Brendan, which brought wind and rain to the country on 13-14 January.

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The agency has warned that gales and downpours will batter the region in the coming daysThe Met Office has extended its warnings for wind and rain this weekend as the agency warns that the storm is set to bring longer and more widespread spells of severe weather.

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