'Danger to life' warning as Storm Barra hits UK with heavy snow and 80mph gales

'Danger to life' warning as Storm Barra hits UK with heavy snow and 80mph gales

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12/7/2021 8:35:00 AM

'Danger to life' warning as Storm Barra hits UK with heavy snow and 80mph gales

Brits have been warned to prepare for treacherous conditions by the Met Office on Tuesday due to the arrival of Storm Barra bringing blizzards, drifting and 80mph gusts

The Met Office has yellow weather warnings covering the whole of the UK on Tuesday as the country faces the arrival of the second severe storm of the season.After the icy temperatures and disruption caused by Storm Arwen the mercury will drop again going into Tuesday bringing snow in parts of the country and heavy rain in other areas.

"Wind really picking up in the west and around some exposed southern coasts with 70 to 80mph wind gusts on the more exposed spots and 60mph inland," said a Met Office forecaster.Follow our live blog here for the latest updates on Storm Barra.

“It is going to feel cold wherever you are with the wind picking up during the day, especially cold in the north and the east and as a result when the rain arrives in the north we are likely to see a spell of snow."I think rain around the coasts but around northern England, central, southern Scotland, snow falling even to lower levels with the snow really building up on the higher ground, 200m about two to five centimetres of snow and over some of the higher parts of northern England and Scotland 10 to 20cm of snow. headtopics.com

"That of course accompanied by gale force winds will lead to blizzards and drifting so some really treacherous conditions for northern England, central and southern Scotland during the second half of Tuesday likely to affect the higher roads like the M74 and M8 in places."

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has urged people to stay well back from the water’s edge and to dial 999 for the coastguard in any coastal emergency.The Environment Agency has issued three flood warnings for England’s south coast, as well as 35 flood alerts.

In Ireland, schools have been told to keep their doors closed as a rare red warning was given for Cork, Kerry and Clare.It comes with some 1,600 households in the North East were still without electricity – 10 days after Storm Arwen. Boris Johnson said he had spoken to the chief executive of Northern Powergrid and had been “assured they would be reconnected tomorrow at the latest”.

Later on Monday evening, the electricity supplier said it had reduced the number of homes and businesses affected to 700.There are fears now of more power cuts and damage to buildings from Storm Barra.There is worry that gale-force winds could also make it more difficult for engineers to reconnect homes, though spokesman Stephen Dixon said winds would “gradually weaken” as they move east and should have petered out by Thursday. headtopics.com

Following a call with the boss of Northern Powergrid, Phil Jones, the prime minister tweeted he had “asked for assurances that the energy supply companies were putting in place measures to limit any potential further disruption to households as a result of Storm Barra”.

The energy minister, Greg Hands, said on Monday it was “completely unacceptable” that around 1,600 households were still without power.Labour has accused the government of treating people in Scotland and the north of England as “second-class citizens”.

Residents in the affected areas have said they were losing hope and feeling “fed up and angry” as they faced an 11th night without electricity.A deadline set last Wednesday to restore power supply to all properties by the end of the week was missed.UK forecast for the next 5 days Today: Heavy rain across Northern Ireland and southwest UK continues eastwards, accompanied by squally gale force winds. Rain turning to snow mainly across northern hills, heavy with drifting and blizzards. Severe gales following to southwestern parts, despite brighter skies and showers.

Tonight: Rain and snow in the north easing. Further bands of showery rain for many. Gales continuing for some, severe in the southwest. Lighter winds in central UK. Less cold.Wednesday: Bands of showery rain will continue to affect many areas at times, although a few brighter spells for many. Gales in southwest and far northeast easing. Less cold in north. headtopics.com

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: Mainly unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain although occasionally brighter in the east. Often windy and rather cold though snow mainly restricted to high ground in the north. Read More

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