Danger To Life Weather Warning For The UK

The Met Office has issued danger-to-life weather warnings as 80mph winds are set to batter the UK.

A yellow warning has been implemented across most of the UK from 10 am on Wednesday until 7 am on Thursday, from the southwest of England to Northern Ireland and up to Inverness.

Gale-force winds across swathes of the country could result in travel disruption, damage to buildings and even power cuts.

The Met Office said the conditions could be “significantly disruptive” and follow a week of heavy downpours in parts of the UK.

Britain was hit by the remnants of two hurricanes, Lee and Nigel, dumping large amounts of rain that led to flooding in London and other parts of the country.

Deputy chief Met Office meteorologist Mark Sidaway said: “A deep area of low pressure is expected to approach southwest Ireland early on Wednesday and track across northern parts of the UK before clearing early Thursday.

“There is some uncertainty on this weather system’s precise track and strength. However, the most likely outcome is a broad swathe of 50 to 60 mph gusts affecting inland areas.

“A yellow warning for wind has been issued for much of the country from 10 am on Wednesday to 7 am on Thursday. Some Irish Sea coasts could see 65 to 75 mph gusts, with a small chance of 80 mph gusts on the most exposed coasts and headlands.”

Sunday saw heavy rain pelt areas of Scotland, with another warning between 1 pm and midnight, stretching across southern and western regions of Scotland from Wigtown up to Stonehaven.