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Storm Caroline is named by Met Office ahead of 80mph winds

Storm Caroline is named by Met Office ahead of 80mph winds

Storm Caroline is expected to see winds gusting to 80mph near north-facing coasts, and reaching speeds of 60 to 70mph more widely in northern and north east Scotland.

As you may expect with such a weather warning, temperatures will also drop to a very cold 3C on Friday and lows of just 1C on Saturday.

Caroline is the fifth storm named by the Met Office this year, following Doris and Ewan in February, then Aileen in September and Brian in October.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice for Derbyshire this weekend.

It goes on to say: "Gusts of 60-70 miles per hour are expected quite widely, with gusts to 80 miles per hour possible near north facing mainland coasts and across the isles".

The strong winds may affect Scotland's road, rail, air and ferry services, and longer journey times and cancellation of services are possible.

FORECASTERS have issued a yellow warning for snow showers this Friday and Saturday across most of Wales.

Predicted snowfall accumulation up to Sunday
Storm Caroline is named by Met Office ahead of 80mph winds

Forecasters said some gusts could be strong enough to bring down power cables.

Some short-term loss of power and other services is possible.

Areas outside the warning zone are also likely to experience windy conditions on Thursday.

As Storm Caroline moves away from the United Kingdom later on Thursday and through Friday it will allow winds from the northwest to spread across the United Kingdom bringing much colder air.

The Met Office said up to 20cm was possible over high ground, mainly in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The Met Office said snow showers were expected to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland late on Thursday.

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