UK Weather: Ferocious 90mph gales to batter Brits as ‘danger to life’ warnings issued

In those warnings experts say that ‘injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible’ as heavy winds batter the north of the country

A person walks in the wind
Gusts of up to 90mph will be felt in some regions

Brits will be blasted by ferocious 90mph gusts after forecasters issued a ‘danger to life’ weather warning.

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for wind as a raging storm is expected to descend on the far north of the UK.

The first warning – to the north east – is in place until 12pm on Monday while the second alert covering the west of Scotland, is in force until 6am.

In those warnings experts say that ‘injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible’ as heavy winds batter the north of the country.

Forecasters said: “Very windy weather is possible across northern parts of Scotland. There is a risk of disruption to travel, particularly ferry services.”

Experts have warned of heavy waves in some coastal areas


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The Met Office added that people in the affected regions should expect damage to buildings, road and bridge closures and power cuts.

There could also be impacts on road, air and ferry travel as well as large waves seen on coastlines.

Meteorologists added: “There is potential for wind gusts to reach 80 to 85 mph, and in excess of 90 mph in a few locations, particularly over the Western Isles.

Much of the country will be lashed by rain today



“The strongest gusts will be from a westerly or southwesterly direction. However, the very strongest winds may remain just offshore.”

It comes after parts of the north and Scotland were hit by Storm Arwen and Storm Barra in recent weeks.

Elsewhere, across the country on Monday the Met Office has predicted rain to lash much of England and Wales, while the south will see the most sunshine during the day.

The weather warnings are in force in northern parts of Scotland

Temperatures are forecast to remain low with most places staying in single digits throughout the day.

The south will see relatively warmer skies with highs just creeping over 10C along the south coast as well as across southern England and south Wales.

UK Weather Forecast


Very windy at first for Shetland. Rain stalling across Wales, central and eastern England, becoming heavier for a time later today. Drier, mild and occasionally bright further south. Elsewhere, some sunshine but showers too, these mainly in the northwest.


Rain Wales and central England sinking southwards. Some fog to north with frost parts of northern England and east Scotland. Becoming windier Scotland with rain arriving in west later.


Dry for most but fairly cloudy, best clear spells to lee of high ground and across central parts. Rain and strong winds in far north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wind and rain in the far northwest quickly easing on Wednesday, leaving a widely dry, settled, and often rather cloudy period with light winds. Mild at first, turning gradually colder.

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