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UK storm warning: Storm Barra named with heavy snow and 70mph winds to smash into UK


The Met Office said today that Storm Barra was expected to bring “strong winds to much of the UK” and “snow to northern areas” on Tuesday and into Wednesday. A yellow weather warning for wind and snow is already in place for much of the country.

Storm Barra was named today (Sunday) by the Irish Meterological Service.

It follows Storm Arwen, which saw 100mph gusts hit the British Isles just last week.

The devastating storm saw disruption to infrastructure and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes, and took the lives of three people.

Storm Barra was named shortly after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice.

The Met Office said earlier today: “A deep area of low pressure moving in across the UK from the Atlantic is likely to bring high winds to many parts of the UK.

“Strong winds arriving into the west through the morning, spreading inland and reaching eastern areas through the afternoon and early evening. Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected widely, with 60-70 mph in exposed coastal locations.

“Strongest winds will ease across inland areas into the overnight period.”

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