Weather Warning as Storm Caroline expected to deliver SNOW!


Storm Caroline has been named by the Met Office, as winds of up to 80mph are set to hit parts of Britain.

A severe weather warning for wind has been issued for northern Scotland for Thursday.

Forecasters warned drivers to take care in strong gusts and said that train passengers are likely to be hit by longer journeys and cancellations.

With widespread gusts of up to 70mph, the Met Office said coastal communities are expected to be affected by large waves.

The yellow weather warning for wind is in force from 8am to 11.55pm on Thursday.

Snow showers are expected to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland late on Thursday and are expected across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England on Friday. 2-5 cm of snow is likely for some, with 10-20 cm possible over high ground, mainly Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight. Strong northwest winds may cause drifting of the snow in places with blizzard conditions possible at times across northern Scotland. The heaviest and most frequent of the snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday.

Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and for train services. Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces.

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