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BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of 10cm of snow as UK battered by blizzards


The Met Office has warned Brits to expect harsh weather this week as the arrival of the anticipated Storm Barra is set to sweep the UK on Tuesday. The UK will see big story waves, heavy rainfall in parts,  and strong winds of up to 70mph will batter the UK and snow is expected. The damp start to the week is just a  warmup act for extreme weather Storm Barra is expected to bring. BBC’s Carol Kirkwood gave weather warnings to different parts of the UK as citizens brace themselves for Barra.

Ms Kirkwood said: “At the moment it’s snowing for example in Dunfermline.

 “It’s a cold start to the day widely temperatures have fallen overnight to between one and three degrees.

“There is also some fog to watch out for across Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire In throuGH East Anglia down towards the south-east.

“Today generally though it is going to be cold and it’s going to be windy.” 

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She continued: “We’ve got a band of rain with some snow in the Pennines and Scotland some of that getting down to lower levels temporarily.

A wet start to Monday “It’s moving from the West to the East and behind it, we will see a return to sunshine but some blustery showers.”

Storm Barra is the second storm to hit parts of the North-East and parts of Scotland within the space of a month, Storm Arwen was the first.

Many homes have been cut off from their energy suppliers in parts of the UK where the storm Arwen has done the most damage.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has slammed the response to Storm Arwen on Twitter, he said: “I am grateful for the tireless efforts of the emergency teams and volunteers on the ground but remain concerned that more than 4,700 households are still without power.

“I reiterated to those I spoke to that the government is ready to further support their work in any way we can.”

Mr Johnson added: “My thoughts are with all those who are still affected by the terrible damage from Storm Arwen.

“I want to thank the emergency responders and engineers who have been working tirelessly this week to try and restore power.”

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