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

23:15  05 february  2020
23:15  05 february  2020 Source:   msn.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,

Gusts of up to 80 mph could be felt in some coastal areas this weekend with the Met Office warning of "very The Met Office has also warned of power cuts and building damage caused by the high winds , which are Heavy rain is also expected, forecasters said. Met Office spokesman Graham Madge said: "The systems that we Storm Ciara named as weather front to hit UK with 80 mph winds and rain .

Forecasters warn of very high winds and heavy rainy spells at the weekend that could last well into The Met Office said delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport were very likely as 80 mph gale force He said: 'February is more famous for snow than storms - but computer models show an Atlantic

Storm Ciara is set to hit the UK this weekend with Scotland bearing the brunt of the rainfall.

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.

Forecasters are predicting that west and central regions of Scotland will get the worst of the rainfall.

a young man riding a skateboard down a street: Winds of up to 80mph are forecast © Getty Images Winds of up to 80mph are forecast

There is also a risk of snow falling particularly in the north and on higher ground.

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.

The additional hazards of heavy rain and snow have also been forecast for much of the rest of Britain, where a yellow “be Snow is expected over the high ground of northern England and Scotland and could fall at lower levels in Scotland . The exact timing and course of Storm Doris remains uncertain

Storm Ciara is set to batter the country this weekend with gale force winds reaching upwards of 80 mph forcing the Met Office to issue a two-day weather warning spanning the whole of Forecasters warn of very high winds and heavy rainy spells at the weekend that could last well into next week.

Steven Keates from the Met Office says that Saturday will be bright but windy after overnight rain.

He added: "Late Sunday into early next week attention we could see a unpleasant wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow."

Storm Ciara will bring heavy rain © Met Office Storm Ciara will bring heavy rain

Power networks across the UK could struggle and travel plans face disruption when Storm Ciara brings  winds of up to 80mph.

Met Office meteorologist Grahame Madge described the weather front as "Ciara rather rudely barging her way through", taking conditions from "rather benign" to "very unsettled".

He said: "There's the potential for 80mph gusts in exposed locations across parts of the UK."

After a calm start to February, conditions will start to change as the weekend approaches, with winds beginning to increase on Friday.

Storm Dennis: Scottish weather warning upgrades to amber with 'danger to life' .
Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to blast the country for the remainder of this week as storm Dennis hits. © Provided by The Scotsman The Met Office has issued an amber warning for parts of Scotland where severe flooding is likely causing 'danger to life.' Areas affected include Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders where "very heavy rain" is expected to fall. Warnings are also in place for strong winds and rain across most of Scotland including Edinburgh, Glasgow, and most of the West Coast.

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