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UK News Wind and snow warnings issued for Northern Ireland as Storm Ciara approaches

10:20  07 february  2020
10:20  07 february  2020 Source:   heatworld.com

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.

Image caption A yellow warning for Northern Ireland has been issued from 18:00 GMT on Saturday. Storm Ciara is set to bring strong and possibly In the Republic of Ireland , the Irish weather service, Met Éireann, has said that "the unsettled weather with strong winds and potentially stormy

Storm Ciara poses life-threatening danger across the UK, the Met Office warns, as gusts of hurricane-force appear set to pummel parts of the country. Scotland and Northern Ireland will still see warnings for wind and snow in place until Tuesday, bringing the chance of air and rail cancellations

a person walking in the rain holding an umbrella in the snow: PRESS EYE © Credits: PRESS EYE PRESS EYE

Severe gales are on the cards this weekend as the next unsettled spell of wintry weather is due to sweep in.

An intense deep area of low pressure, which has now been named Storm Ciara, is being watched closely by meteorologists.

The Met Office has issued two separate yellow warnings for blustery conditions and snow showers.

According to forecasters; "Very strong winds are likely through Saturday evening and early Sunday across Northern Ireland. Expect gusts of 50 to 60 mph across inland areas, with 70-80 mph possible around exposed coasts and hills."

a person walking in the rain holding an umbrella in the snow: PRESS EYE © PRESS EYE PRESS EYE

Coastal communities may be hit by spray or large waves, and delays to road, rail and air traffic is expected.

Storm Ciara to batter Scotland with snow for four days as weather warning extended

  Storm Ciara to batter Scotland with snow for four days as weather warning extended Forecasters now putting the yellow warning for wind and snow in place for Scotland until midnight on Tuesday. The Met Office has extended a yellow weather warning for Scotland until Tuesday with the north to bare the brunt of the cold weather.

Storm Lorenzo will hit Northern Ireland on Thursday afternoon. A weather warning is in place for strong winds The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning and indicated travel disruption and some short More on this story. Storm names: Ciara , Liam and Róisín on UK and Ireland list.

Northern Ireland , with a few centimetres of snow in Wales and North -western England. The north and west coasts of the island of Ireland were expected to be affected by gusts of up to 130 km/h The storm went under some intensification before affecting France and other western European countries

The adverse weather could impact weekend sporting fixtures and travel plans.

The first warning comes into effect from 12:00 Saturday lasting through until 23:59 Sunday.

A separate warning has been issued for a further spell of windy weather and snow to start the new working week.

According to The Met Office; "Frequent and heavy snow showers will affect parts of Northern Ireland throughout Monday and at first on Tuesday. Snow showers will mainly be over high ground. Slight accumulations of 1 to 3 cm above 150 metres and 5-10 cm above 300 metres. Strong winds will lead to blizzard conditions at times. Frequent lightning strikes are also possible, perhaps leading to interruptions to power supplies."

NORTHERN IRELAND FOUR/FIVE DAY FORECAST

Friday - A dry and bright start, but cloud thickening from the west with some patchy light rain. The rain then becoming heavier and more persistent in the evening. Strong coastal winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Northern Ireland weather warnings in place until Tuesday

  Northern Ireland weather warnings in place until Tuesday Wind, rain and snow is the forecast for the next few days Weather warnings are in place for wind, rain and snow from Saturday until Tuesday.

Storm Ali is approaching Ireland , Northern Storm Ali is approaching Ireland , Northern Ireland and northern Britain today forcing authorities to issue wind warnings across the region. Two major storms in a fortnight plus heavy winds and snow have buried parts of Newfoundland, Canada under

THE MET OFFICE has issued six warnings spanning four days as Storm Ciara tracks towards the UK, propelled by a very strong jet stream. The Met Office warns: “An area of strong winds will move eastwards across Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England on Saturday afternoon

Further Outlook - Very unsettled, although a bright start to Saturday. Winds will become gale or severe gale force at times with periods of heavy rain. Colder with heavy wintry showers on Monday.

STORM NAMES FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON

a screenshot of a cell phone: MET OFFICE © Credits: MET OFFICE MET OFFICE

Storms are named by the Met Office or, in Ireland, Met Eireann, in order to raise public awareness of approaching bad weather.

In September, the Met Office and Met Éireann unvealed a list of the names of this seasons storms.

First introduced in 2015, this is the fourth year they have jointly run the ‘Name our Storms’ scheme, aimed at raising awareness of severe weather before it hits.

The first storm was ‘male’ and named Ali, while the second storm will be ‘female’ and named Bronagh, following the alternating male/female pattern established by the US National Hurricane Center in the 1970s.

Storm Dennis: Here’s when heavy downpours and strong winds will hit Scotland .
Storm Dennis is set to hit the UK with wet and windy weather this weekend, bringing heavy rain and strong gusts of wind to Scotland. © Provided by The Scotsman Named by the Met Office, the impacts from this low-pressure system are not expected to be as extreme as Storm Ciara, but will bring strong winds and heavy downpours to parts of Scotland.The Met Office said: “The system will develop in the North Atlantic before tracking eastwards towards the UK and Ireland over the coming days, passing to the north of Scotland on Saturday.

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