/UK weather – Met Office ‘danger to life’ warning as 80mph winds set to hit the north of England and cause trav

UK weather – Met Office ‘danger to life’ warning as 80mph winds set to hit the north of England and cause trav

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued across the country as 80mph winds are set to batter the UK on Tuesday.

Strong winds are due to hit northern parts of England as well as Scotland as the Met Office warned there is a chance of ‘danger to life.’

 The yellow weather warnings were issued across Scotland and the north of England

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The yellow weather warnings were issued across Scotland and the north of EnglandCredit: Met Office
 The high winds could bring travel chaos as well as causing damage to power lines

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The high winds could bring travel chaos as well as causing damage to power linesCredit: Alamy Live News
 Strong winds will hit northern parts of the UK as the Met Office issued a 'danger to life' warning

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Strong winds will hit northern parts of the UK as the Met Office issued a ‘danger to life’ warningCredit: Alamy Live News

The severe weather conditions could bring travel chaos as well as causing damage to power lines according to forecasts.

The Met Office warned of a “chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services” with “some roads and bridges closing”.

They added: “There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

As well as a risk of flying debris from buildings, the Met Office said that damage to power lines could play havoc with mobile phone coverage.

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They said: “The most likely scenario is for the strong or very strong winds to develop across coastal parts of northern and western Scotland, with strong gusts across parts of northern England, central and eastern Scotland.

“Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible, with potentially 70-80 mph gusts around some of the most exposed coastal sites.”

 Weather maps show 80mph gales hitting parts of Scotland on Tuesday

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Weather maps show 80mph gales hitting parts of Scotland on Tuesday
 The change in weather comes after a bright and sunny weekend in parts of the UK

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The change in weather comes after a bright and sunny weekend in parts of the UKCredit: Alamy Live News
 Coastal regions of the UK will be hit the hardest by the severe gails with a risk of high waves

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Coastal regions of the UK will be hit the hardest by the severe gails with a risk of high wavesCredit: Getty – Contributor

Snow is also set to hit most of northern Scotland by January 9, with recent estimates suggesting it could be up to 37cm deep.

The Met Office’s long range forecast for between January 8 and January 17 says “showers could turn to snow over higher ground in the north.”

“Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible, with potentially 70-80 mph gusts around some of the most exposed coastal sites.”

Met Office spokesman

According to data produced by WXCharts, the cold blast will quickly spread across northern Scotland, reaching Glasgow and Inverness by the middle of next week.

By January 13, 26cm of snow is forecast in the Scottish Highlands, with flurries reaching the Lake District.

The following day, temperatures in Scotland could fall to -4C in areas of northern Scotland, and to a bitter 4C in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

On January 16, areas of northern Scotland like Ullapool and Fort William are predicted to be covered with 37cm of snow, and temperatures are set to hit 0C in much of the north of England.

A spokesman said: “From this day we could see snow falling in the higher areas of Scotland.”

He added: “You would expect some snow in the mountains of Scotland because of their elevation and northern latitude.”

The fall is “unlikely to cause any disruption for most people.”

 Brits have been warned that damages could be caused to seafronts and there is a risk of flying debris

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Brits have been warned that damages could be caused to seafronts and there is a risk of flying debrisCredit: Alamy Live News
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