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'Danger to life' warnings issued by Met Office as 85mph winds forecast ahead of 'Scandinavian snow blast'
30 January 2024, 13:24
A rare 'danger to life' weather warning has been issued for parts of the UK as 85mph winds sweep in on Britain in the coming days.
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A yellow weather warning for wind will come into effect from 5am tomorrow, lasting until 7pm that evening.
It will cover large parts of Scotland and the north of England, including Newcastle, Durham, and parts of Lancashire.
The rest of the country is set to be unaffected by the strong gales.
It comes as a weather system from Scandinavia looks set to freeze the UK from early next month.
Snow could envelop parts of England and Scotland on February 6, according to WXCharts, which is modelled off data from the Met Office.
It will, at the very least, expected to get a lot colder again from early February, the Met Office has said.
The Met Office's long-range forecast reads: "There is a chance colder conditions could then become established more widely during the first full week of February, with increased chance of wintry weather."
It will represent a stark contrast from recent milder weather.
On Sunday, Achfary, a site in northwest Scotland, came in yesterday with a temperature of 19.9C - beating Sunday's 19.6C record in a separate Scottish village.