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UK climate: Snow forecast and Storm Arwen to bring 75mph gales

Swathes of Britain are set to be battered by gales this weekend as Storm Arwen brings winds of up to 75mph.

The Met Office has issued climate warnings masking a lot of the UK for Saturday, with coastal areas hit hardest.

Forecasters say excessive winds might trigger some journey disruption and injury within the worst affected areas.

An amber alert issued for northeast Scotland and northeast England says “flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life”.

Longer journey instances in these areas are “likely”, with rail, air and ferry providers probably disrupted, the Met stated.

A yellow warning in place for many of England, together with the southwest, midlands, east and north, says Storm Arwen will bring gusts of up 65mph to cities reminiscent of Plymouth, Bristol, Norwich, Manchester and Newcastle.

Met Office Principal Meteorologist Dan Suri advised The Independent: “Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low pressure system that will impact the northeast in particular from Friday, but will also bring wider impacts to the UK with high and rain.

“Storm Arwen’s impacts are mainly associated with high winds as the storm sinks southwards and will widely bring gusts of up to 65mph in coastal areas, although slightly stronger in the northeast, with in excess of 75mph possible in exposed locations.”

Parts of the UK are additionally set for a sprinkling of snow this weekend as an Arctic blast bites, sending temperatures tumbling in direction of freezing.

As nicely as robust winds and rain, a low stress system will bring snow to hilly areas within the north on Friday.

The wintry mixture of rain and snow is predicted to proceed into Saturday, with snow potential anyplace aside from the far south, though accumulations are probably to be confined to the hills.

On Friday, highs of 8C are anticipated within the south whereas the mercury will battle to get above 7 within the north.

Going into Saturday, forecasters anticipate comparable temperatures though bitter Arctic winds coming from the north will make it really feel like -2C in central Scotland and 0 in and round London.

Sunday will likely be primarily dry and sunny, nevertheless thick cloud will build into northern and western areas in the course of the day bringing an opportunity of drizzle later.

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