UK has three more days of weather warnings issued by the Met Office for wind and ice following devastation caused by Cyclone Eunice while temperatures could drop as low as -8C
Britons are facing three more days of wind and ice weather warnings with heavy snow and freezing temperatures after storm Eunice brought chaos.
There will be no time to recover from the worst gales in years as the Met Office has issued further warnings about what is expected to be a few chilly days.
The Met Office issued a yellow ice warning for Scotland and northern England on Saturday while there was another wind warning for southern England and Wales.
Then Sunday saw warnings for wind and rain cover Scotland and northern England, while wind warnings remained in place on Monday.
Maps for WXCharts show the mercury could drop to -8C with up to 10 inches of snow in Scotland on Saturday. Snow will also spread to northern England with a few centimeters of landfall expected.
The Met Office’s Aidan McGivern said: “Unfortunately, the weather was wetter and windier than expected this weekend, but not on the same scale as Storm Eunice.”
He continued: “Following showers came to Scotland, Northern Ireland and England, which fell in the form of rain and sleet in the lower levels, snow covering the hills.
“And with temperatures dropping, with milder winds, with clearer winds, there’s a risk of a few icy patches.”
A major cleanup is set to begin after Cyclone Eunice brought damage, disruption and record winds to the UK and Ireland, resulting in the deaths of at least four people.
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Millions of people were urged to stay at home on Friday due to safety concerns from the effects of Cyclone Eunice, one of the worst storms to hit the UK in a generation, while the transport disaster caused Many people cannot walk.
High wind conditions have resulted in deaths and injuries in different parts of the country, along with travel disruptions, flight cancellations, power cuts and police forces inundated with calls.
But a major cleanup could be hampered by the newly issued yellow warnings.
Train networks were disrupted with flying debris, while buildings and homes were damaged.
Some train operators extended their no-travel warnings on Saturday.
Winds of 122mph have been temporarily recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight which, if verified, would be the highest ever recorded in the UK.
The previous record was 118mph at Gwennap Head in Cornwall in 1979.
Footage shared online shows the plane struggling to land in high winds, the roof of London’s O2 arena damaged and the spire of St Thomas’ Church in Wells, Somerset, falling to the ground .
On the transport network, some roads were closed.
Wind speeds forced both the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge and the M48 Severn Bridge in Wales to close to traffic believed to be the first time in history, while the Humber Bridge connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire was closed from 1.30pm.
The A6 in Buxton was also closed on Friday afternoon after a truck plowed over, causing minor injuries.
Train operators across England urged passengers to avoid travel altogether, with no service operating in Wales for a full day and seven train operators suspending all routes.
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Rain continues to move eastward over many areas, possibly turning to snow for a short time over parts of Northern Ireland, north Wales, north Midlands and Yorkshire, with a light cover possible. Winds return to the south, with coastal gales. Cold in the north.
Some snow for a while across Scotland. Otherwise, rain is forecast, heavy in the north and west, patchy and light in the south and sheltered parts elsewhere. Lighter transformation.
Persistent rain for some areas of the Northwest, before heavy rain, scattered thunderstorms to the Southeast. Brighter weather followed by showers, followed by rain in the northwest. Gales further; mild start, then colder northwest.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Variable and frequently windy, with showers alternating with sunny/clear spells and showers, sometimes winter in the north. Mild during the day, although some nights are colder and with occasional frost.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-forecast-three-more-26274438 UK weather forecast: Three more days of gales, ice and snow at -8C freezing after Eunice