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Storm Caroline to bring snow and 80mph winds to the UK

07 December 2017, 02:34 | Gina Pena

Storm Caroline to hit Britain this week, expect high winds and snow

Tayside on alert as blizzards and 80mph winds expected to batter Scotland

The weather service has upgraded its warning to amber in northern parts of Scotland, instructing residents to be prepared to deal with extreme conditions.

Met Office urged that the conditions could disrupt travel.

The Met Office said wind gusts of 70mph to 80mph are expected widely in northern Scotland, with gusts of up to 90mph possible in exposed areas, while southern Scotland is likely to see winds of between 60mph and 70mph, with gusts of up to 80mph in exposed areas and on high ground.

A yellow "be aware" weather warning is in place for the region, which runs from 8am on Thursday until just before midnight.

'Overnight, the main feature will be the increase in wind as Caroline starts to come in towards the end of the night.

High winds are expected earlier Thursday morning and throughout the day.

"Road, rail, air, and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible", the Yellow weather warning reads.

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The Met Office said "predominantly colder periods" are expected through the second half of December until after Christmas, with snow in the Midlands and North.

"It is likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves".

CNR International said it was taking the precaution on Ninian South, 75 miles (120km) east of Shetland.

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.

Storm Caroline is forecast to arrive in the United Kingdom tomorrow, causing gale winds, snow and freezing temperatures.

This includes a second warning on Friday for chances of snow and ice.



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