Britain’s second named storm of the year is set to cause chaos to the islands run up to Christmas with “weather bomb” storm Barbara to impact later today with more flooding and winds touching 100 mph.
The Met Office has warned that the imminent Storm Barbara is a 'weather bomb' which will lash Britain with rain and wind and is set to disrupt millions of people travelling around the UK leading up to the Christmas holiday.
The UK’s airports are certain to be hit by delays including Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.
The Met Office said it is an intense low pressure system with a central pressure that falls 24 millibars in a 24-hour period, leading to increasing rotation, which in turn creates more vigorous winds.
Forecasters said the phenomena are fairly common during the winter, but it is unusual for such a system to pass close to the UK.