Weather: Yellow warning issued for incoming Storm Corrie
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Storm Corrie will continue to bash Britain just days after Storm Malik posed a “danger to life”. The Met Office has put out three weather warnings, including an amber warning, as unsettled weather continues to cause problems across the UK.
An amber wind warning, which is said to mean “there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property”, is in place until 6am.
The UK’s national weather service said: “High winds associated with Storm Corrie will spread eastwards across Scotland later on Sunday before easing from the east early on Monday.
“In coastal areas and over hills and mountains gusts are expected to peak at 70-80mph, perhaps getting close to 90 mph in the most exposed western spots.
“Inland, gusts will mostly peak at 60-70mph.”
Angus, Dundee, Fife, Perth & Kinross, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Na h-Eileanan Siar and Highland are all highlighted as areas affected.
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The Met Office also suggested flying debris could “lead to injuries or danger to life”.
This is also “likely” from large waves and beach material.
However, the Met Office even claimed there could be issues for travellers on the roads.
Their website claimed: “Longer journey times and cancellations are likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected.
“Some roads and bridges are likely to close.
“There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.”
A second wind warning is also in place.
The yellow warning, which is in place until 12pm, is “likely [to] cause some travel disruption and generate some large and dangerous waves around the coasts”.
The Met Office added: “Storm Corrie will bring a spell of very windy weather and high westerly then northwesterly winds to Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland and northern England later on Sunday before winds ease during Monday.
“High winds will reach western Scotland and Northern Ireland during Sunday afternoon and then spread eastwards, the windiest conditions then becoming confined to North Sea coastal areas by Monday morning.
“The strongest gusts will mostly occur around the coastlines and over the hills, with many of these exposed locations expected to see gusts reach 50-60 mph for a time.
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“The highest winds are expected to be over northern Scotland.”
Most of Scotland is affected by adverse conditions.
However, parts of the East of England, East Midlands, Northern Ireland, North East England, North West England and North Wales have also been noted as areas at risk.
The second yellow weather warning suggests there is a risk of ice across Scotland from midnight until 10am.
Angus, Dundee, Fife, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highland and Argyll & Bute are reportedly the areas affected.
The Met Office has added: “In the wake of Storm Corrie, falling temperatures may allow a brief period of snow in a few areas, mainly on hills.
“Later in the night, clearer skies and wintry showers are expected, these most frequent for northwest and north Scotland, few and far between in eastern areas.
“These are likely to lead to ice forming on untreated surfaces, while strong northwesterly winds may lead to temporary blizzard conditions over high ground, with 1-2cm of snow above 200m elevation and perhaps a few cm on the highest routes.”
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