Storm Pia to convey 80mph winds as Met Office points yellow warning | EUROtoday

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A yellow climate warning has been issued forward of Storm Pia bringing 80mph winds to Britain.

Strong winds are forecast to trigger journey disruption for giant areas of northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Thursday as an space of low stress strikes in from the Norwegian Sea.

The climate entrance has been named as Storm Pia by Denmark’s nationwide climate service, the Danish Meteorological Institute, which is forecasting “hurricane force” winds for the nation.

The Met Office has issued a yellow extreme warning for sturdy winds for the entire of Thursday, masking all areas of the UK north of Birmingham, which says it will likely be “potentially causing some travel disruption” and “there is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris”.

Winds may proceed into Friday

Chris Almond, the Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist, mentioned: “From late Wednesday into Thursday, strong winds are likely to develop across a large area of the UK.

“We’ve issued a large yellow warning area where there’s a potential for some impacts, but gusts of 50-60mph are possible for large parts of central and northern areas of the UK.

“Exposed coasts and high ground could see gusts of 70-80mph at times. There’s a chance this low pressure will continue to exert its influence into Friday, so it’s important to stay up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”

The company mentioned it might stay windy for a lot of on Friday, with additional durations of rain prone to sweep in from the west, however any snow could be confined to the hills of Scotland.

Much of Britain is predicted to stay chilly and showery on the weekend earlier than Christmas and on Christmas Day itself, with solely excessive floor north of the Scottish border forecast to expertise a White Christmas.