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‘Storm force winds’ and snow set to hit the UK

by LLB Reporter
10th Dec 19 3:00 pm

Iceland is currently being battered with blizzard conditions and the weather system is set to hit the UK bringing “storm force winds.”

Iceland is currently being hit with up to three feet of snow with “near zero visibility” and the weather system will bring “severe gales and heavy rain across the UK.”

BBC Weather forecaster Simon King said on Twitter, “Doesn’t look like much but there is a severe storm affecting Iceland today.

“It’s part of the same weather system that’ll bring some gales/severe gales and heavy rain across the UK.”

The Met office has warned that the UK will have unsettled weather within the next 48 hours and the most intense rain is likely to hit early on Tuesday evening.

Weather forecaster Clare Nasir said, “Some nasty weather around today in the form of heavy rain and damaging gusts.

“The Met Office has issued warnings for the rain and wind. There have already been problems on the roads and the bank of rain will stretch and move down towards the south and southeast.”

She added, “Away from the west where the wind will keep things a bit more mixed up. Even so over the higher ground, with those showers, they will turn to snow.

“A bit more of a wintry mix, first thing on Wednesday morning, certainly a cold start to the day and much of central and eastern England you should see some drier skies and even some sunshine.

“However, it’s not going to last. This rash of showers will continue to feed in with a blustery breeze and, in fact, these showers will merge to form a longer more organised band of rain. Through the morning into the afternoon and could turn more tense as winds pick up strength.”

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice that is in place from 10pm on Tuesday evening until 10am on Wednesday, warning of “ice patches and wintry showers.”

The Met Office warning added, “Icy patches are likely to develop during Tuesday night as frequent blustery, heavy showers of rain and hail fall onto cold surfaces, especially untreated roads and pavements.

“Meanwhile, above 200 metres elevation, showers will fall as snow at times, perhaps with 2-6 cm of snow above 400 metres, blown along by strong, gusty winds.”

And for Wednesday the Mett Office said it will be “Windy with sunny spells and showers, heavy at times and wintry on hills. The heaviest and most frequent showers will be over northern and western UK. Feeling cold.”

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