Weather UK forecast LIVE: Met Office 'danger to life' warning as temperatures drop to FREEZING before Xmas winter CHILL

Weather UK forecast LIVE: Met Office 'danger to life' warning as temperatures drop to FREEZING before Xmas winter CHILL

December 14, 2021

THE Met Office has issued a danger to life warning as parts of the UK braced for brutal gales.

A yellow wind warning will be in place from 11am to 11pm on Wednesday in parts of Scotland as 95mph south westerly gales batter the region.

It comes as the UK is set to be battered by a staggering SIX storms between now and the end of the winter.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services told The Sun: “We are expecting one more major storm this month which will set the trend for coming months.

“We expect five to six storms to hit through the winter period which could be severe enough to warrant naming.”

Read our weather live blog for the latest news and forecasts

  • Louis Allwood

    Explained: When will Winter be over?

    When people are looking for the Winter season to be officially over, they can look forward to the Spring Equinox, which will mark the start of the Spring season.

    The Summer Solstice will then signify that the Spring time has come to an end and hot and sunny Summer weather will be present until the next seasonal change.

    Remembering the seasonal equinoxes and solstices are the key to knowing which time of year you are in.

    Although a lot of territories experience differing weather conditions prior to the solstices and equinoxes, the dates are significant to know the official starts of the four seasons.

  • Louis Allwood

    How does this week look?

    The Met Office have predicted that from Tuesday to Thursday it will be unsettled initially.

    Breezy in the north with persistent, rain arriving in the northwest through Tuesday.

    Elsewhere, cloudy with rain at times. Becoming more settled later in the week. Mild throughout.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Overnight temperatures to drop to freezing

    The Met Office says: "Clear spells across the north, will allow temperatures to drop with a rural #frost in expected tonight.

    "Further south it will be a very #mild night once again."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Weather outlook for Wednesday to Friday

    Rain clearing Scotland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday, then mostly dry.

    Often cloudy and gloomy, but some brighter spells are likely, mainly northeastern parts.

    Gentle winds, with temperatures gradually falling.

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK could be battered by six more storms this winter

    The UK could be battered by as many as six more major storms throughout this winter.

    A “perfect recipe” of warm North Sea waters and a “La Nina” cooling of the Pacific Ocean after a placid autumn will drive the misery, forecasters warned.

    In the south of England and Wales, temperatures are set to plummet on Christmas Eve, just in time for the big day.

    Areas in the North West are set to be slightly milder on December 25.

    Brits will wake up on Christmas Day to fog and frost as temperatures turn chilly during the festive holidays.

    The last week of the year is set to be settled weatherwise – but it will be very cold for many.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Patchy rain and drizzle in south on Tuesday

    The Met Office tweeted: "Patchy light rain and drizzle across the south on Tuesday with low cloud and fog.

    "Rain and strong winds arrive across #Scotland with gales in the west.

    "Elsewhere mild with some brighter spells Check out all the details in Tuesday's 4cast."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Poor driving conditions this evening

    The Met Office tweeted; "With a mixture of low cloud and fog patches for some tonight and Tuesday morning.

    "Poor driving conditions are likely in places.

    "Here are a few tips if you are travelling."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Weather summary for Tuesday

    Wet and windy at times across west and northwest Scotland.

    Patchy drizzle in the south but elsewhere often cloudy and dry after fog eventually clears.

    Very mild in south.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Long range weather forecast for Christmas

    The Met Office have said that Christmas day will be settled this year and cold spells will remain.

    They said “Remaining generally unsettled at first, with wettest and windiest conditions likely moving further north with drier and brighter spells developing in the south and southeast at times.

    “Temperatures likely to be milder than earlier in the month, with temperatures near to above normal, although some colder spells remain possible.

    “It is likely to become more settled around Christmas and towards New Year with increased chance of overnight frost and fog during clearer spells.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Extra compensation after Storm Arwen power cuts

    The extreme conditions, deemed a “once in a generation” weather event, on November 26 affected 135,000 Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) customers, mainly in north east Scotland, with the last homes only reconnected nine days later.

    SSEN said it will add a 20% goodwill payment to the statutory compensation values set by energy regulator Ofgem.

    A £700 cap on compensation was lifted last week, allowing those affected to claim £70 for each 12-hour period they are left without power, after an initial £70 for the first 48 hours.

    SSEN said the 20% enhancement means customers will receive up to an additional £210 depending on how long they were without power.

    When combined with the removal of the £700 payment cap, this will mean an extra £560 in total for those last to be reconnected.

  • Joseph Gamp

    What happens if a storm stops me commuting?

    Sometimes snow makes the journey to work dangerous or downright impossible, leaving some people unable to commute.

    So, will you get paid if you can’t make it in work? Unfortunately, there is no automatic legal right to be paid if you miss work due to bad weather.

    Employers are entitled to regard your absence as unauthorised, even if it is due to weather circumstances way out of your control.

    Travelling to work is your responsibility – but exceptions may be made if the company provide transport such as a bus service which is cancelled.

    Some employers may allow staff to use annual leave to cover the snow day or even work from home.

    However, it is important to remember your employer should not force or pressure you to unnecessarily attempt the journey if there are legitimate safety reasons why you should not travel.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Weather for Manchester this evening

    The Met Office says for Manchester tonight there will be "rain in the south clearing through the evening to leave a dry night.

    "Relatively cloudy, but the risk of fog and localised frost forming under any cloud breaks.

    "Feeling chilly. Minimum temperature 2C."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Yellow wind warnings

    The Met Office has issued yellow wind warnings for the northwest of the UK.

    The warning has been issued for winds expected to hit late on Sunday and into Monday.

    80-85mph gusts are possible over the Western Isles, the far north of Scotland and the Northern Isles and there is a chance of gusts in excess of 90mph in some places.  

    The winds are associated with a low pressure system that will form to the west of the UK and is currently set to impact the northwest of the UK. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    Meteogroup forecast for Tuesday

    The Meteogroup have released a weather summary of Tuesday's weather.

    Thye agency says mist and fog will "linger over England and Wales through the day tomorrow.

    "Scotland and Northern Ireland will be overcast with outbreaks of rain.

    "Sunny intervals for parts of England and Wales, turning brighter as the day progresses."

    "Moderate South Westerly winds for Scotland and the North of England," it added.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Watch: Met Office forecast for the week ahead

  • Joseph Gamp

    London weather forecast for this evening

    Outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading slowly across the region from the northwest overnight.

    Largely cloudy and this lowering to give some murky conditions with fog in places.

    Minimum temperature 8 °C.

  • Joseph Gamp

    North-south split in weather to continue into tonight

    The Met Office tweeted: "There'll be a noticeable difference in the weather across the UK for the rest of today and tonight In the south, dull, damp and very mild.

    "Further north, sunny or clear spells and showers with a risk of #frost overnight.

    "In the far north, wet and windy by Tuesday."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Temperatures to PLUMMET in South as frost grips Britain

    TEMPERATURES are set to PLUMMET in the South of England on Christmas Day with frost gripping the country, it’s been revealed.

    Brits will wake up on Christmas Day to fog and frost as temperatures turn chilly during the festive holidays.

    The last week of the year is set to be settled weatherwise – but it will be very cold for many.

    In the south of England and Wales, temperatures are set to plummet on Christmas Eve, just in time for the big day.

    Areas in the North West are set to be slightly milder on December 25.

    But the week in between Christmas and New Year is will be chilly, with higher chances of frost and fog as Brits enjoy the holidays with friends and family.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Mist and fog to be a travel hazard

    BBC Weather says: "As winds fall lighter later this week #mist and #fog will become more of a travel hazard for some."

  • Joseph Gamp

    What to expect from tonight's weather

    Rain in Wales and central England will begin to sink southwards.

    Some fog to north with frost parts of northern England and east Scotland.

    Becoming windier Scotland with rain arriving in west later.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Christmas Day weather revealed 

    TEMPERATURES are set to PLUMMET in the South of England on Christmas Day with frost gripping the country, it's been revealed.

    Brits will wake up on Christmas Day to fog and frost as temperatures turn chilly during the festive holidays.

    The last week of the year is set to be settled weatherwise – but it will be very cold for many.

    In the south of England and Wales, temperatures are set to plummet on Christmas Eve, just in time for the big day.

    Areas in the North West are set to be slightly milder on December 25.

  • Joseph Gamp

    North/south split in weather this afternoon

    The Met Office says there will be a mixed bag of weather conditions across the country this afternoon.

    It tweeted: "A north, south split across the country on #Mondayafternoon with the best of the weather reserved for northern areas with sunny spells and showers.

    "Outbreaks of #rain across #Wales and northern England gives way to cloudy but warm conditions across the south."

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK odds on for a White Christmas

    THE UK IS ODDS-ON FOR A White Christmas, according to the latest odds from Ladbrokes.

    The bookies now make it just a 1/3 shot for snow to fall anywhere in the UK on Christmas Day, with 5/1 on offer for Londoners to see the white stuff.

    Elsewhere, Edinburgh remains the most likely city to see snow at 5/2, with Birmingham and Newcastle being 3/1 apiece in the betting.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It looks as though White Christmas punters look set to get their wish this year, with plenty of cities up and down the UK bracing themselves for a battering of the white stuff."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Weather outlook for Wednesday to Friday

    Wind and rain in the far northwest quickly easing on Wednesday, leaving a widely dry, settled, and often rather cloudy period with light winds.

    Mild at first, turning gradually colder.

  • John Hall

    Compensation payments increased after Storm Arwen power cuts

    Extra compensation will be paid to tens of thousands of customers left without power following Storm Arwen.

    The extreme conditions, deemed a "once in a generation" weather event, on November 26 affected 135,000 Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) customers, mainly in north east Scotland, with the last homes only reconnected nine days later.

    SSEN said it will add a 20% goodwill payment to the statutory compensation values set by energy regulator Ofgem.

    A £700 cap on compensation was lifted last week, allowing those affected to claim £70 for each 12-hour period they are left without power, after an initial £70 for the first 48 hours.

    SSEN said the 20% enhancement means customers will receive up to an additional £210 depending on how long they were without power.

    When combined with the removal of the £700 payment cap, this will mean an extra £560 in total for those last to be reconnected.

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