Rain and 80mph Storm Deirdre triggers ‘danger-to-life’ warning in Scotland

 Friday, December 7, 2018 


Heavy rain will pour on Scotland and the rest of the UK on Friday night. It will be followed by Storm Deirdre that will roar in at the speed of 80 mph. It will lead to travel disruptions and power outages.




The Yellow-warning weather system is in place for northern parts of the UK from 5am until midnight on Friday. There will be life-threatening gale force winds and snowstorms. ‘Danger-to-life’ vortex will sweep Scotland and other parts of northern Britain off their feet tomorrow.




According to the warning, a ‘deep depression’ will move eastwards across northern Scotland tomorrow bringing ‘widespread gales’.




The warning read – ‘Inland gusts of 50-60 mph are likely quite widely, with gusts of 70-80 mph in exposed locations across northwest Scotland.’




Along with winds striding at 80 mph, heavy rainfall may be an additional hazard across parts of northern and western Scotland.



As per Met Office spokesperson: “Showers may affect the north and east on Sunday, whilst in the south and west there may be some more persistent rain for a time. There could be flying debris, damage to buildings and large waves.



From early next week, temperatures are set to plummet towards freezing point as the cold air flow moves in from the chilly north east.



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