Nothing sweet in weather forecast as Met √Čireann issues Storm Caroline warning

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

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

The Met Office warned that the conditions could disrupt travel.

These gales are expected to reach speeds upwards of 110 km/h as Storm Caroline continues its northerly journey towards Scotland. "There is a good chance that power cuts may also occur".

The yellow warning will be in place in Northern Ireland from midnight on Friday December 8 until 6pm December 9.

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, while a loss of power in some areas is also possible.

It will turn windy everywhere on Wednesday, but the strongest winds from Caroline will affect the north of Scotland on Wednesday night and Thursday.


Met Eireann last issued a snow warning for Donegal last month when temperatures plunged to -2C on Thursday, November 23, leading to some snowfall on high ground housing estates in towns like Letterkenny.

Dozens of workers have been taken off a North Sea platform amid fears of huge waves due to the approaching Storm Caroline.

CNR International said a total of 69 of the 159 staff on Ninian South, about 240 miles from Aberdeen, would be leaving the structure as a precaution.

The Met Office said: "Any snow showers will be most frequent over northern and western parts, and perhaps the east coast, but at times may become more widespread".

The biting cold snap set to grip Britain is likely to continue into next week with more sleet and snow showers predicted and temperatures struggling to climb above freezing.

"On Friday and Saturday, the snow showers could lead to snow accumulations which vary markedly across the warning area".

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