UK weather: Mainly cloudy with rain in some places
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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds for northern Scotland from 9pm on Sunday until noon on Monday. Gales are expected to reach between 80 to 90 miles per hour in the area. Ahead of the storm, forecasters predicted there could be some “localised tree damage” as well as power cuts when the winds hit.
Tyler Roys, a senior meteorologist at Accuweather, told Express.co.uk: “The biggest impact from this storm will be localised tree damage and power cuts.
“The typical exposed coastal areas of western Ireland and western Scotland could see minor to moderate coastal flooding.
“Ferry services across the islands of northwestern Scotland are likely to be delayed for a time Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.
“Any trees that do come down and bright any powerlines will lead to road closures and increase the travel time for people to get to their destinations.
“For those who live in northwest Scotland, they know the drill of keeping loose items tied down or the wind will take them.”
While the Met Office have two yellow warnings in place, they suggested the wind may only cause little travel disruption.
Craig Snell, a senior meteorologist from the Met Office, told Express.co.uk: “We are expecting a period of very windy weather across northern parts of Scotland during Sunday night and the early hours of Monday.
“Gusts of wind may reach in excess of 90mph in a few spots, especially across the Western Isles.
“We currently have two yellow wind warnings in effect for the windy weather, but as the windy spell is coming through during the night, this may negate slightly some of impacts like travel disruption as there will be less travel overnight, but ferry services etc may still be impacted.”
Towards the end of November and early December, Britain was hit by two storms that caused extensive damage to the country.
However, Mr Roys said any other threats of windstorms are “very low” for the rest of the month.
He continued: “We are looking at high pressure controlling the weather across the UK meaning largely drier weather is anticipated and could lead to mornings in which parts of the United Kingdom will have to deal with areas of low cloud and fog at times.”
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As the weather is expected to be drier towards the end of the month, those expecting a White Christmas will be disappointed.
According to the latest WX Charts, no part of the UK will see snow fall this Christmas or towards the start of the new year.
The Met Office’s prediction for between December 23 and January 6 states: “Heading into the Christmas period, widespread settled conditions are likely.
“Temperatures perhaps close to or slightly above average for this time of year.
“However, some colder interludes may bring a risk of frost at times.
“The last week of December and into early January is looking to remain settled, with an increasing chance of frost and fog during clearer spells for Christmas and towards New Year.”
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