Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Storm Barbara and Storm Conor set to batter the UK over Christmas with more flooding expected


Storm Barbara is on the horizon and it’s not looking good for the UK and Ireland over Christmas. According to The Met Office the windiest and wettest weather will be in the north and west of the UK with National Severe Weather Warnings in place. Stormy weather on Friday and into Saturday has been named Storm Barbara, the second named storm of the 2016-17 season. Other parts of the UK are also expected to see increasingly windy weather as the week progresses. More flooding is sadly expected.
As many plan festive visits to friends and family this week, the weather is getting more disturbed. The windiest and wettest weather will be in the north and west of the UK with National Severe Weather Warnings in place. Stormy weather on Friday and into Saturday has been named Storm Barbara, the second named storm of the 2016-17 season. Other parts of the UK are also expected to see increasingly windy weather as the week progresses.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Chris Tubbs said: "Storm Barbara is forecast to form in the West Atlantic on Wednesday and will pass close to the northwest of the UK during Friday, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain, especially across the north and west of Scotland. This brings the potential for some structural damage, disruption to power supplies and travel, with restrictions on bridges and disruption to ferries likely.


"The disturbed conditions look like continuing through Christmas weekend with another vigorous low pressure system waiting in the wings.