BRITS have only just got over Storm Gertrude but already Storm Henry is hot on her heels, The Sun reports. Gusting winds of 65-75mph are expected to sweep across the country from Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning with speeds of up to 90mph predicted in the most exposed areas.
The swirling low pressure system will pass by the northern tip of Scotland bringing very strong south-westerly winds across the whole of Britain. Henry comes swiftly after Storm Gertrude ravaged the UK with 144mph winds, snow and ice this week. A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place across all of Scotland as well as Northern Ireland, Wales, the north of England and the Midlands
Parts of Scotland were battered by blizzards yesterday after Friday’s 100mph winds lashed some areas. The Met Office said icy patches were expected to form on untreated road surfaces over night. Forecasters said: “Clear spells after dark will allow temperatures to widely fall below freezing in places leading to the risk of ice on untreated surfaces.
“Meanwhile, further snow showers are expected in western and, more especially, northern parts of this yellow warning area. “Over Scotland these showers are likely to produce a further 5-10cm of snow on areas above 300m and a few cm to lower levels.”