Yellow weather warning issued as Met Office forecasts a windy weekend ahead

  • Yellow weather warning issued as Met Office forecasts a windy weekend ahead

Yellow weather warning issued as Met Office forecasts a windy weekend ahead

Winds will gust across Scotland on Monday and Tuesday, but could go further south into North England, Northern Ireland and Northern Wales.

It will cover all of Sunday, with heavy rain also predicted. Courageous swimmers were seen taking to the English Channel's icy waters off Avon beach, Dorset, today as they braved the 10C temperatures.

The warning is in place from Monday, February 3 at 12pm until about 9am the following morning and will affect the entire country.

The yellow warnings will expire between 10am and 11am.

"It'll be an icy start for many, with a widespread frost and temperatures dipping just below freezing", she said.

Rising global temperatures, compared to a pre-industrial average between 1850 and 1900, are consistent with continued high levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere warming the planet, the Met Office said. 'Northern England may well see low-level snow for the first time, most likely in the North-West'.

"Wintry showers will definitely definitely be seen on Monday and Tuesday on the Pennines and Scotland's hills, and can't be ruled out in the Peak District and Snowdonia".

'50-60 miles per hour gales follow on Tuesday in the South-West as it turns milder, with 50mph gusts on Friday and Saturday as rain pushes across all of the country'.

Professor Stephen Belcher, Met Office chief scientist, said going over 1.5C in an individual year did not mean the Paris Agreement would be breached, as the scientists recommended curbing temperature rises to 1.5C over the long term.

They also asked motorists to consider using a high gear to avoid wheel spin, to break carefully and manoeuvre gently while on the roads tomorrow.

Weather experts warn the conditions may cause travel disruptions across the country.

The warning advises of "very strong winds" and "gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour across many inland areas, with gusts 70, possibly 80 miles per hour around some exposed coasts and hills".