Morning weather forecast at the Met Office
Isolated tornadoes could hit parts of England as the country is hit by winds of up to 85mph throughout the day, according to the UK’s tornado authority.
The Tornado and Storm Research Foundation, which monitors cyclone activity, said there was a possibility that one or two tornadoes could hit parts of Scotland on Wednesday.
The Met Office has warned of the danger to life as winds of up to 85mph are expected to hit parts of northern Scotland between 5am and 7am. Wednesday evening. The forecaster added that bus and train services were likely to be affected, with power cuts expected across the country.
And next week, forecasters say a blast of cold air from the north – nicknamed the “Troll from Trondheim” – will blanket parts of the UK with snow.
It comes after the Scottish village of Kinlochewe temporarily set a record for hottest January temperature for the UK after hitting 19.6C on Sunday – beating the previous UK record of 18.3C set established at Inchmarlo and Aboyne in 2003 and Aber in 1958 and 1971.
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The UK is set to be hit with rain and strong winds as Storm Ingunn passes north, bringing hurricane-force winds as it heads towards Norway.
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Andy GregoryJanuary 31, 2024 18:14
The snow forecast is that ‘Trolls from Trondheim’ will hit the UK
Forecasters believe a cold front from Norway will bring at least two days of snow across large parts of the UK next week, earning it the nickname “Trolls from Trondheim”. .
According to the BBC, snow is predicted to cover an area more than 550 miles wide, stretching from Scotland to below Birmingham.
Andy GregoryJanuary 31, 2024 17:14
Trains and ferries canceled in Scotland due to safety concerns
More than 40 trains have been canceled in Scotland this morning amid concerns about passenger safety as the effects of Storm Ingunn begin to be felt.
Services between cities such as Dundee and Glasgow and Aberdeen to Edinburgh were canceled while services linking Inverness with several northern towns were also stopped due to the weather.
Speed restrictions are in place across most of the network and safety checks will continue to take place on sections of road throughout the day.
Meanwhile, ferry operator Calmac has canceled all departures on five of its routes and more services are being considered for the rest of the day.
There will be no ferries from Oban to Colonsay or from Mallaig to Armadale, and there are warnings other scheduled departures from Ardrossan and Ullapool may also be canceled at short notice.
Forecasters predict weather conditions will worsen during the day as strong winds are expected across the north of the country later today.
Andy GregoryJanuary 31, 2024 15:25
Wind warnings in place for wind gusts that could reach speeds of 65 mph
Strong winds will affect northern areas of the UK today with a yellow warning, the Met Office said.
Forecasters advised motorists to take particular care if traveling on higher ground or on north-south roads such as the M1, with local gusts expected to reach 65 miles /hour.
Andy GregoryJanuary 31, 2024 13:22
Earthquake hits parts of UK as locals leave fearing ‘cars crashing into houses’
An earthquake has struck parts of Britain, leaving locals fearing a car has crashed into their homes.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides at 7.30pm on Monday.
They said movement could be felt on Mull itself, on surrounding islands and on the mainland, mainly within about 50km of the epicenter, which is in the northwest of the island.
Alexander ButlerJanuary 31, 2024 11:51
The agency warned of a tornado
According to the UK’s tornado authority, one or two tornadoes cannot be ruled out as strong winds hit Scotland today.
Torro, which monitors cyclone activity, said: “One or two brief tornadoes cannot be ruled out due to strong low-level shear, particularly in the north and west of Scotland.”
Alexander ButlerJanuary 31, 2024 09:02
Wind strength will increase this morning, the Met Office warns
The Met Office has warned wind intensity will steadily increase this morning, with gusts of up to 85mph expected in northern Scotland.
Two yellow wind warnings are in place for most of Scotland and parts of northern England between 5am and 7pm on Wednesday.
The forecaster said bus and train services were likely to be affected, and power cuts were expected across the country.
Alexander ButlerJanuary 31, 2024 08:06
Calls for action grow after report says UK will have 10,000 heat-related deaths every year
MPs said urgent Government action is needed to boost resilience in extremely warm weather amid warnings that up to 10,000 people a year in England could die from heatwaves.
According to a report by the Environmental Audit Committee, the increasing frequency and severity of such events will have a profound impact on public finances as well as health, with heatwaves likely to costs the economy around £60 billion a year.
The committee’s Conservative chairman, Philip Dunne, said the Government had not responded quickly enough to the evidence even though action to mitigate the heatwave was “out of the question”.
The UK Health Security Agency issued its first “level 4” heat warning in July 2022 when the country recorded temperatures of 40C for the first time.
Meanwhile globally, 2023 is confirmed to be the hottest year on record by a significant margin.
The report details the health impacts of extreme heat that increases blood pressure and heart rate, increasing the risk of illness or death from dehydration and heatstroke.
According to estimates by the Office for National Statistics, there will be around 4,500 heat-related deaths in 2022.
The annual rate could rise to 10,000 by 2050 in a reasonable worst-case scenario and without necessary adaptation, according to the UK Health Security Agency – with people over 65 and those with existing health conditions most at risk.
UK weather forecast for Wednesday
According to the Met Office, it will be another wet and windy day for most parts of the country with a spell of heavy rain spreading across the northern and western parts of the country.
The weather forecast agency asked people to “prepare for a sudden increase in rain” because this rain band could create a “convection line” – a narrow area with heavy rain and strong winds.
Northern Ireland and Scotland are expected to see “heavy rain and gusty winds”, while the South and East of England remain relatively dry and brighter in the morning.
Wind gusts of 65-75 mph are possible, with some places in the north possibly seeing gusts up to 85 mph at times.
But according to forecasts, the morning sunshine will gradually be replaced by clouds, accompanied by periods of “scattered rain” in the Southwest.
Two yellow weather warnings are in place today across the entire northern region.
Temperatures are expected to remain fairly mild and in the single digits in most places, while some areas in the south could see temperatures rise to 10-11C.
The forecast for the next few days shows continued outbreaks of rain and drizzle, with the East remaining somewhat dry.
Stuti MishraJanuary 31, 2024 05:30