UK storm alert: Horror chart shows NEW 80MPH storm will batter Britain HOURS after Eunice

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Britain is in the firing line for a relentless barrage of Atlantic cyclones with the next sharpening its claws to scour the UK on Sunday. Government forecasters have issued further alerts across much of the country throughout the weekend for wind, torrential rain, ice and snow blizzards. Churning low-pressure vortexes will drag freezing -14C air in from the Arctic turning swathes of the country into lethal ice rinks.

It comes after Storm Eunice dished up one of the worst storm hammerings for years through Friday leaving in its wake a trail of destruction.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “We are going to stay in the grip of the jet stream, and this means we are never far away from its effects which as we have seen this week are some very stormy conditions.

“Another system will affect the weather on Sunday although it’s effects will be further north than Eunice.

“We could see strong winds in parts of the country.”

Sunday’s storm will plough through Britain dragging in a spiral of freezing air from the North Pole.

Temperatures will plummet to -10C on Saturday ahead of the assault with Polar gusts making it feel close to -14C.

Further snow on top of Eunice’s wintry deluge will bring unrelenting chaos to northern exposed and hilly regions.

Mr Dale added: “There will be some snow over high ground, again this will be further north as cold air is pulled in by this system.”

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for wind across southern Britain on Saturday as the tail end of Eunice delivers its parting shot.

A separate alert for ice is in force across Scotland and much of northern England while another warning is in place for 80mph gusts on Sunday.

Further government alerts on Sunday warn up to four inches of rain in parts of north-west England could trigger yet more devastating floods.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Winds could gust to 50 to 60 mph inland, and between 70 and 80 mph for a time on the mountains and exposed coasts, with large waves expected as well.

“The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy, frequent and increasingly wintry showers with blizzard conditions expected in the mountains, before conditions ease later on Monday.”

Weather models show a colossal sea swell hurtling towards the coast on Sunday putting coastal regions on alert for flood chaos.

Sea swells are the result of low pressure pulling the surface of the water upwards and dragging them to coastal regions where they spill over defences.

John Hammond, meteorologist for weathertrending, warned to expect no calm after the storm with further disruptive weather on the way.

A low-pressure system will sweep swathes of the nation on Saturday before yet another churns in on Sunday, he added.

He said: “In the wake of Storm Eunice things are far from settling down.

“The weather will have further impacts on Saturday as another low pressure moves across bringing very strong winds and potentially a period of snow.

“On Sunday another deep low-pressure system will sweep rain down across the country and then another burst of strong winds, and those winds could well have impacts later on Sunday and into Sunday night.”

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, added: “We expect to see strong winds and the potential for blizzard conditions through the weekend.”

Bookies have slashed the odds on winds to reach 100mph this weekend with coral offering 1-5 with 6-4 on this month being the windiest on record.

Spokesman John Hill said: “With red weather warnings issued in large parts of the country, we are now long odds-on for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph by the end of the weekend,

“Eunice may not be the last storm to cause havoc this year, as our betting suggests 2022 could end as the windiest year on record in the UK.”

Ladbrokes is offering 2-1 on the wettest February ever amid forecasts for torrential rain this weekend.

Spokesman Alex Apati said: “Don’t be surprised if this month breaks records for all the wrong reasons on the weather front, with more rain ready to batter Britain.”

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