UK weather: Met Office issues yellow warnings as danger to life winds to batter nation

BBC Weather: UK warned of wet and windy conditions

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Strong gales, reaching up to 90mph in some areas are expected to cause chaos Wednesday evening and through to Thursday day time, the Met Office has warned. The warnings mean there is a chance of injury and danger to life from debris thrown around by the very strong winds, forcasters warn.

Travel including road, rail and ferry routes are expected to be affected by the intense winds as well as power cuts.

The Met Office warns some roads and bridges may close and there is a possibility of fallen trees and some damage to buildings, including tiles blown from roofs.

The national weather service warned: “Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

“There is a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

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The yellow wind warning is in place from Wednesday 18:00 until the same time the following day.

The yellow warnings cover Scotland, the north of Ireland and parts of northern England.

The Met Office predicted the UK is set to experience more unsettled weather this following week, bringing wet weather to the nation.

Met Office forecasters predicted: “There is more unsettled weather for many on Tuesday, with rain and showers crossing the country, before the arrival of another deep low-pressure system on Wednesday.

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“The development of this system will be closely watched as it brings another wet and windy day with the potential for National Severe Weather Warnings to be issued.

“This changeable theme is fairly typical for UK winters and looks set to continue beyond mid-week with the jet stream lying across the UK.

“This will bring further spells of wet and windy weather followed by sunshine and showers and temperatures will vary with spells of cold air between the milder, unsettled weather.”

Valentine’s day is set to be a rainy one for many as well.

The Met Office wrote: “Rain over the eastern half of Scotland and across northern England turning more showery through the morning, else sunny intervals and scattered showers, some heavy. 

“Windy in the north.”

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