Storm Barra is set to hit the UK tomorrow (Tuesday 7th December) bringing with it very strong winds and heavy rain.
The met office has issued a number of severe weather warnings across most of the UK. Gusts of wind up to 70mph are expected towards costal areas and could lead to large waves and potential flooding in the area. Other parts of the UK can expect winds of around 45-50mph.
Storm Barra, coming in from the Atlantic, is a deep area of low pressure and is the second named storm of the season.
On the same day, parts of Scotland have been issued a yellow warning for snow. The heavy snow is expected to bring travel disruption across parts of Scotland and North England, especially over the higher routes. Two to five centimetres of snow is expected to fall over most parts of the area, with up to ten centimetres predicted in the higher areas.
Many parts of the UK are still suffering the effects of the recent Storm Arwen. Thousands of homes are still without power and Storm Barra may cause further disruption to power supplies. A spokesperson from Northern PowerGrid has said: “We are now hopeful that the work we have in front of us will be complete on Tuesday, provided that any additional damage that we find is small.”
Pictured: fallen tree in the midlands following Storm Arwen
Storm Barra may bring damage to property
Weathernet predict that the heavy winds and rain may bring along damage to property. Preparing your property may reduce the chances of damage.
Our article on severe gales and wind has some handy tops for preparing your property for an incoming storm.
Severe Gales and Wind: Are you Prepared?
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