“Danger to life” as Scots prepare for heavy blizzard-like snow that brings travel chaos –

“Danger to life” as Scots prepare for heavy blizzard-like snow that brings travel chaos –

Parts of Scotland are bracing for heavy snow and blizzard-like winds as forecasters predict more weather chaos along the way.

Travel disruptions are expected in most of the country, with two distinct yellow Met Office notices starting at 6:00 am Wednesday.

Meteorologists warn of heavy snow, “very strong winds” and the risk of frequent lightning causing “storms” in some places.

They say there is a risk of injury and “life-threatening” and damage to buildings from flying debris.

Travel interruptions are also foreseen in road, rail, air and ferry services.

Forecasts say: “Temperatures in Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to drop dramatically on Wednesday following torrential rains with frequent showers of heavy, windy snow from the Atlantic.

“Away from the west-facing coasts, 2-5 cm of snow and 7-10 cm in some places can accumulate even at low altitudes, while on higher ground they can accumulate 20-30 cm by Thursday morning in some places. .

“The downpours will be accompanied by strong gusts of wind with winds blowing between 50 and 60 mph and a small chance of 70 mph off the coast.

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– Met Office (@metoffice) February 22, 2022

In the eastern part of the country, the first wind alert is issued on Wednesday from 6:00 to 15:00.

Another wind and snow warning is in place for most of western and northern Scotland from 1pm Wednesday to 3pm Thursday.

Eunice comes after the major disruptions following the storms of Dudley and Franklin.

Areas affected by the wind alert:

  • Eastern Lothian
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish borders

Areas affected by wind and snow alert:

  • Clackmannshire
  • falchirk
  • five
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
  • Nah-Eileanan Siar
  • mountains
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Eastern Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish borders
  • Western Lothian
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • to reverse
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrew County
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

Source: Wales Online