Met Office in grim 75mph wind warning as storm gales to batter Brits this week

The Met Office has grimly warned Brits that there is a “chance of danger to life” as storm gales hit our shores later this week.

A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for Friday (February 17) that says that Scotland and parts of the north of England will likely be hit by 75mph winds.

The Met Office said there was a “small chance of danger to life” if the high speed winds kick up flying debris, large waves and beach material, which could be thrown on to sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

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Homes and businesses across the country may be damaged as a result of the high winds, which may also cause power outages.

Scotland is also expected to experience heavy rain on the same day, with weather monitor WXCharts predicting a peak of 7mm of rainfall per hour.

The service also predicts snow and rain to fall this weekend, with some regions of Scotland potentially facing up to 7cm of snowfall.

WXCharts’ maps show that snow and rain will mostly fall in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England this weekend.

The Met Office’s yellow warning comes on the same day The Daily Star reported meteorologists saying that the UK could soon face arctic temperatures as low as -11C.

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A sudden stratospheric warming could produce freezing conditions similar to the “Beast from the East” and lead to an Arctic blast, which would chill the nation.

The stratospheric warming is so high up, often occurring around 10 to 50 km above the ground, that we aren’t likely to feel it, according to a Met Office spokesperson.

"However, usually a few weeks later, we can start to see knock-on effects on the jet stream, which in turn affects our weather lower down (in the troposphere)”, they added.

Heading into March, Brits have been told to expect up to 10 days of the mercury dropping below zero.


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