Storm Arwen has been named, and the Met Office has issued a fresh ‘risk to life’ weather warning for gusts of 80 mph.
The Met Office has dubbed Storm Arwen, which is expected to bring severe gusts and widespread disruption over the UK this weekend, potentially resulting in fatalities.
The Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings across the UK ahead of a weekend with gusts of up to 80 miles per hour and significant disruption. The Met Office took to Twitter to say: “Storm Arwen has been named and is expected to hit the UK on Friday and Saturday, bringing very severe winds and freezing weather.
“With warnings in effect, travel and infrastructure disruption is likely in the following days.”
Yellow weather warnings will be in effect for much of the UK, while an amber warning has been issued for residents in Scotland’s north and west from Friday afternoon until Saturday early.
“Amber alert for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian andamp; Borders Wind Between 15:00 (UTC) on Fri 26 Nov 2021 and 09:00 (UTC) on Sat 27 Nov 2021,” according to the Met Office.
“High winds connected with Storm Arwen are predicted to cause travel inconvenience and damage,” they say.
“Flying debris is expected and could result in injuries or life-threatening situations,” they add.
These weather warnings are likely to come before “tree, temporary structure, and building damage, such as tiles blown” from homes or other structures.
“Road, rail, aviation, and ferry services may all be interrupted, resulting in longer travel times and cancellations.
“It’s possible that certain roads and bridges will close.”
There’s a good probability that power outages will occur, which could disrupt other services like mobile phone coverage.
“Large waves and beach material pushed into coastal roads, sea fronts, and houses are likely to cause injuries and risk to life.”
On Saturday, the number of yellow weather warnings was increased.
As the weekend approaches, the warning area extends further south and southeast throughout the country.