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Nothing sweet in weather forecast as Met Éireann issues Storm Caroline warning

07 December 2017, 02:33 | Megan Pierce

Tayside on alert as blizzards and 80mph winds expected to batter Scotland

Met Office issues warning over possible snow and ice in Flintshire later this week

According to weather forecast, Storm Caroline is expected to hit Scotland this Thursday, with forecast winds of up to 80mph (130kph) along withsevere weather warning for northern Scotland.

The weather service has upgraded its warning to amber in northern parts of Scotland, instructing residents to be prepared to deal with extreme conditions.

"It is likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves".

Any passengers booked on flights from Thursday afternoon through to and including Saturday 9th December can choose to change their booking to an alternative flight up to Wednesday next week.

Some 7.8in of snow could land on higher ground, with about 2in possible at lower levels.

Freezing temperatures are then forecast for parts of Britain on Friday, with a yellow snow and ice warning in place for Scotland, Northern Ireland, western England and Wales.

"Thursday will be a cold, bright and windy day". Gusts of 60-70 miles per hour are expected quite widely, with gusts to 80 miles per hour possible over high ground and around exposed coasts.

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Offaly is now covered by a fresh snow-ice warning from Met Éireann.

"Take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists".

Thursday night will see temperatures plummet to -2C.

As Caroline clears, the winds will swing round to the north, bringing colder air and the return to more wintry conditions.

"There is also a risk of thunder in Atlantic coastal areas, especially in the north and northwest". Temperatures will fall to between minus 2 and plus 2 degrees, with frost and icy patches.

"Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life", the Met Office warned.



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