Winds of up to 80mph are heading our way with severe gales threaten to cause widespread travel disruption over the coming days
Strong winds could cause flying debris, power cuts and a danger to life overnight from Friday into Saturday, the Met Office has warned.
An amber warning for wind has been issued with the forecaster naming the weather system ‘Storm Arwen’ – the first of the winter season.
The Met Office has said roads and bridges could close, power cuts are likely and mobile phone coverage could be knocked out by the extreme weather.
The amber warning – meaning lives are in danger – covers much of central and the east cost of Scotland with the north east of England also in the area most at risk.
The wild Atlantic storm has sparked Met Office warnings which last until Saturday evening.
Winds of up to 80mph in coastal locations are coming with severe gales threaten to cause widespread travel disruption this weekend.
The Met Office warn of the risk of travel chaos with longer journey times and cancellations likely.
Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life, probably damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.
The Met Office’s Tom Morgan told the Mirror some snow lovers could be left disappointed and says precautions must be taken to battle the storm.
“Not everyone will see snow, over the coming days It will be really cold petty much everywhere, especially after dark.
“But there is a concern and we have issued a weather warning for coastal areas with very strong winds predicted.
“People may want to consider their travel plans and ensure their garden furniture is tired down, because winds could reach 80MPH.”
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