UK Weather: Latest Storm Dudley Updates & Forecast

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UK weather: the latest Met Office forecast

Two storms are expected to hit swaths of the UK this week, bringing 90mph winds that could be ‘life threatening’.

Storm Dudley is expected to hit northern areas Wednesday and Thursday before Storm Eunice lands on Friday.

Orange and yellow wind warnings are in place for the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from 3pm Wednesday until 9am Thursday.

A yellow warning will also cover the southern part of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland on Friday until 9 p.m.

Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan said: ‘The whole week is going to see quite a disturbed weather pattern developing across the UK.

He said western parts of Scotland would “bear the brunt” of the strongest winds which could cause “widespread disruption”, adding that it is possible the extreme weather could become a named storm itself.

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ICYMI: ‘Danger to life’ warning as storms Dudley and Eunice hit Britain with snow and 90mph winds

Two storms are expected to hit the whole of the UK bringing 90mph winds that could be ‘life threatening’.

Storm Dudley is expected to hit northern areas Wednesday and Thursday, before Storm Eunice lands on Friday.

My colleague Chiara Giordano has the full ICYMI report.

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 1:40 p.m.

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Luck now

Snow could fall later in the week when Storm Dudley hits.

It will mostly fall on high ground if it does, the Met says.

“The highest accumulations will be in the Grampians,” a spokesperson said.

“Lower down, any snow is likely to be short-lived, but when it does fall, it’s likely to be blizzard conditions.”

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 1:20 p.m.

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Possible trip interruption and property damage

The Met says there could be travel disruption for areas affected by the weather warnings.

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and possible cancellations, plus some roads and bridges may close, depending on the service.

Fallen trees and damage to buildings, such as blown tiles from roofs, could occur.

Power outages may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

There is a risk of injury and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material thrown onto waterfronts, coastal roads and properties.

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 12:55 p.m.

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Which areas are affected by Wednesday’s weather warnings?

Storm Dudley is expected to hit on Wednesday and the Met has issued both orange and yellow weather warnings.

According to the Met, these areas will be affected by the orange alert:

  • Central, Tayside and Fife in Scotland
  • South West Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Strathclyde
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • North Ireland

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Here are the areas covered by the yellow warning:

  • Centre, Tayside and Fife
  • grampian
  • Highlands and Eilean Siar
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • North Ireland
  • Orkney and Shetland
  • South West Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Strathclyde
  • Wales
  • Yorkshire and Humer

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 12:44 p.m.

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Possibility of snow

Snow could fall later in the week when Storm Dudley hits.

It will mostly fall on high ground if it does, the Met says.

“The highest accumulations will be in the Grampians,” a spokesperson said.

“Lower down, any snow is likely to be short-lived, but when it does fall, it’s likely to be blizzard conditions.”

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 12:20 p.m.

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Storm Eunice will bring 70mph winds

On Friday, the next low pressure system, Storm Eunice, will move through central areas of the UK.

Further impacts are expected from very strong winds with gusts of 60 to 70 mph possible inland, possibly even stronger in some places, although the strongest winds and worst affected areas are uncertain at this time.

This system is also expected to bring heavy rain and there is potential for heavy snowfall over the hills of the Midlands and further north.

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 12:08

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Strom Dudley will bring winds of up to 90 mph

Strong winds will cross western Scotland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday evening, pushing east towards northern England overnight and into Thursday morning, the Met said.

Forecasters say wind gusts of 80-90mph are possible over Scotland’s exposed coasts and hills with 60-70mph possible further inland.

Winds are expected to ease Thursday afternoon and evening.

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 12:06

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The Met Office names two storms

Earlier today the Met Office named two storms – Dudley and Eunice – which are expected to hit swaths of the UK later this week.

Low pressure systems will bring periods of very strong winds, and potentially snow to some parts.

Storm Dudley will cross the northern half of the UK from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, while Storm Eunice will bring high winds and potentially snow to parts of the country on Friday.

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 12:04

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Full report: Danger to life warning issued

Storm Dudley is expected to hit northern areas Wednesday and Thursday, before Storm Eunice lands on Friday.

My colleague Chiara Giordano reports:

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 11:49

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Hello and welcome to The Independents weather blog.

We’ll be bringing you updates throughout the day as two storms approach the UK.

Matt MatherFebruary 14, 2022 11:47 am

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