Weather in the UK: The latest Met Office outlook
Parts of northern England and Scotland have been put on maximum alert with the Met Office issuing a rare red weather warning as storm Arwen sweeps into the country.
Forecasters urged the public to be aware of the prospect of strong winds from 1 p.m. 15.00 Friday to kl. 02.00 Saturday with the season’s first winter storm to hit the country.
Gusts are expected to be as high as 100 mph with the alarm extending along the east coast from Newcastle upon Tyne to beyond Aberdeen, warning of flying debris which could result in a “danger to life”.
The red warning also warns of the risk of damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down. Storm Arwen moves in from the North Sea and begins to travel south before subsiding on Sunday.
How Friday night and Saturday morning are expected to develop
Tom BatchelorNovember 26, 2021 1:46 PM
Chance of snow in central and south-east England as well, says the Met Office
Snow has also been forecast in parts of central and southern England overnight.
Again, here’s the Met Office forecast for the area:
Central and south-east England also get a slightly later yellow warning for snow from midnight Friday night to 10am Saturday morning.
Although it is expected to be mostly rain, there is a chance that this will turn to snow in some places, even to low levels.
There is a chance of 2 to 5 inches and maybe up to 8 inches on higher terrain.
Tom BatchelorNovember 26, 2021 1:31 PM
15 cm snow view for high terrain in Scotland and the north of England
In addition to high winds and devastating gales, storm Arwen is also expected to bring snow to the highlands of Scotland and northern England.
Yellow snow warnings have been issued late Friday and early Saturday.
Here is the Met Office forecast for snow in these areas:
The south of Scotland and the north of England have a yellow snow warning in effect from 6 p.m. 17:00 to 10:00 on Saturday morning, although at lower levels most rain is expected.
Within the snow warning areas, between 10 and 15 centimeters of snow is possible over higher terrain.
Tom BatchelorNovember 26, 2021 1:16 PM
Strong gusts of wind will hit the east coasts of Scotland and northern England
Here is the Met Office’s visualization of how strong gusts of wind are expected to move south along the coasts of Scotland and the north-east of England.
Tom Batchelor26 November 2021 13:01
Met Office raises wind warning to amber
The Met Office forecasts have strengthened their warnings for winds across parts of the country and raised it from a yellow warning to an amber warning.
“The amber warning has been extended to include parts of west and south Wales and parts of the south west coast. Both are now covered in amber warnings where they were originally yellow,” Met Office spokeswoman Grahame Madge said.
“Also the fact that we have a warning of potential snow extending over parts of central and south-east England. We do not expect heavy snowfall in that area tomorrow, but there is a growing signal that there is potential for snow in that area. Probably not clarifying, but could pose a driving hazard. “
Tom Batchelor26 November 2021 12:51
Rare red weather forecast and snow forecast issued by Met Office
The Met Office has issued a rare red warning warning of danger to life as storm Arwen is set to bring strong winds and snow.
Forecasters have warned of travel chaos as winter’s first storm is expected to hit parts of north-east England and Scotland with gusts up to 80-90 mph.
A red wind warning is in place for these areas between 3pm on Friday and 2am on Saturdays, where roofs can blow off and flying debris can cause life-threatening conditions.
Tom BatchelorNovember 26, 2021 12:45 PM
Hi and welcome to The independent rolling cover of storm Arwen, which is approaching Britain across the North Sea.
Tom BatchelorNovember 26, 2021 12:39 PM