Severe weather later this week *Updated*

The Met Office have announced two named storms that will impact our part of the world from mid-week. Storm Dudley is set to bring severe gales later on Wednesday and last into Thursday. Storm Eunice is forecast to develop and bring severe gales further south on Friday, but has the potential on its northern edge to bring a spell of snow across central and northern Scotland. There’s still a lot of uncertainty about that happening and so far have not issued a severe weather warning for that possibility – watch this space.

Yellow Wind Warning

Valid from 1500 Wednesday 16th February to 1800 on Thursday 17 February 2022

Very strong westerly winds are expected to develop across western Scotland and Northern Ireland later Wednesday and extend south-eastward to most of Scotland and northern England and north Wales overnight into Thursday. There is still some uncertainty in the timing and location of the strongest winds but there is the potential for inland wind gusts of 60-70 mph in places. Gusts of 80-90 mph are possible around exposed coasts and hills of Scotland. Winds are expected to ease, initially across western areas, through Thursday afternoon and evening.

Met Office
Issued 1017 on Monday 13 February 2022

Latest Update

The Met Office have just updated the strong wind warning they issued for Wednesday and Thursday from storm Dudley. They now expect the strong winds to occur further south across central and southern Scotland. The threat of snow for Friday is still a distinct possibility, but it’s still early days, and so far the Met Office have issued no warning for it.

Courtesy UKMO
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