November 29, 2020

Severe weather warning for UK

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Weather warnings are in place for most of the UK, as forecasters say another storm system could hit this week.

The Met Office issued yellow “be aware” warnings for wind and rain for all regions except Eastern England and Orkney and Shetland.

Severe weather warnings of snow were also issued for eight regions of Scotland for 24 hours from 03:00 GMT.

The Met Office said one of the stormiest periods the UK has seen for several years was set to continue.

Chief forecaster Tim Hewson said: “There is some uncertainty in the forecast for later in the week, but there is potential for a significant storm and we are keeping a close eye on the situation as it develops.

“We’ll be regularly updating our forecasts and warnings, so we advise everyone to stay up to date with the latest situation.”

Wednesday is predicted to be “bright and breezy” for most places, ahead of the potential arrival of another storm system on Thursday and into Friday.

Early on Tuesday, according to the Met Office, heavy showers could fall as snow on hills above 100m in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the East Midlands.

There could also be slushy snow at lower levels and some roads could become icy, it said.

Scotland’s transport minister Keith Brown has warned that snow and high winds could lead to evening rush-hour disruption for drivers on Tuesday.

Environment Agency Wales (EAW) has advised people to remain alert for localised flooding, with heavy rain and strong winds forecast. EAW said parts of south Wales were expected to be worst affected.

BBC Wales weather presenter Behnaz Akhgar said gusts of up to 70mph (112km/h) were possible on exposed coastlines and high ground.

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