UK Weather: Storm Malik triggers Amber warning
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A low-pressure system that will bring very strong winds has been named Storm Corrie by the Met Office. The storm will first hit the UK on Sunday, January 30, which means Brits will have little time to recover from Storm Malik which blasted much of the UK on Saturday, January 29. Here’s when Brits should brace themselves for intense winds.
A low-pressure system that will bring very strong winds will first hit Scotland on Sunday.
The Met Office forecasts that an intense area of low pressure will move eastwards across Scotland on Sunday, January 30.
It will continue across the North Sea in the early hours of Monday, January 31.
The storm will bring staggering winds of 70-80mph, but some areas could even see gusts up to 90mph in exposed coastal locations and mountainous areas of Scotland in the late afternoon and into Sunday evening.
Inland areas of Scotland are expected to see gusts of up to 60-70mph.
Meteorologists warn that the northern half of Scotland will see the strongest winds.
Strong winds will also be felt across Northern England, sweeping down as far as Manchester and reaching parts of Norfolk.
Storm Corrie will clear to the East on Monday, January 31.
But forecasters warned that the weather will remain blustery through the start of the week.
The Met Office expects occasional spells of rain during this period, particularly in the North West.
It added that it will feel mild with temperatures expected to reach double digits by Tuesday, February 1.
There are no weather warnings in place from February 1 as the Met Office forecasts much milder weather for the rest of the week.
Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “Storm Corrie will bring very strong winds to the north of the UK, especially northern Scotland, on Sunday. This follows just one day after Storm Malik moves though also bringing a spell of very strong winds.
“Storm Corrie will bring gusts of up to 90mph in exposed coastal locations in northern Scotland, with 70-80mph gusts more widely in the north. With back-to-back storms there could be updates to severe weather warnings, so keep an eye on the Met Office forecast.”
In response to the forecast, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for severe weather ahead of Storm Carrie’s arrival on Sunday, January 30.
The warning covers the whole of Scotland and the North of England stretching down as far as Manchester, as well as coving parts of Norfolk.
The warning will be in place from Sunday, January 30 at 6pm until Monday, January 31 at noon.
The Met Office warns that “strong winds will likely cause some travel disruption and generate some large and dangerous waves around the coasts”.
It warned Brits that “road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible”.
It said: “Some roads and bridges may close. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.
“Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto susceptible sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”
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