Storm Caroline will pose 'danger to life' with 90mph gusts

07 December, 2017, 02:32 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
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   STORM ALERT The Met Office has put in place severe weather warnings across the UK for Thursday

IRELAND is bracing itself for an icy washout as weather chiefs warn of a thunder-snow cocktail as Storm Caroline blows in.

According to weather forecast, Storm Caroline is expected to hit Scotland this Thursday, with forecast winds of up to 80mph (130kph) along withsevere weather warning for northern Scotland. Gusts of 60-70 miles per hour are expected quite widely, with gusts to 80 miles per hour possible over high ground and around exposed coasts.

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The Met Office said Storm Caroline will pummell Scotland with 80mph winds from Thursday.

The Met Office is forecasting a sudden winter barrage and has issued a snow and ice warning for an area extending to Donegal.

STORM Caroline is set to smash into Britain overnight sparking fears of "flying debris" as 90mph gales and snow storms are predicted to batter the UK.

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"Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible".

"Large waves are expected and beach material may be thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties". Some of the showers will bring heavy hail, with an increasing risk of sleet and snow towards evening.

Scattered snow showers will occur later Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday, while slight to moderate accumulations are possible with up to 3cm in parts.

Gritters and patrols will be deployed across Scotland's trunk road network with up to 8in (20cm) of snow and blizzard conditions forecast for higher routes on Friday and Saturday.

"Minimum temperatures will be between -2C and 2C, with frost and icy stretches, especially in places sheltered from the fresh north-westerly wind".

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