World weather: Tracking Barra – Met Office outlook

UK weather: Tracking Barra – Met Office outlook Britain is braced for “storms in clusters” as Storm Barra speeds north-eastwards and approaches the US this week, bringing high winds and danger to life. Storm…

World weather: Tracking Barra - Met Office outlook

UK weather: Tracking Barra – Met Office outlook

Britain is braced for “storms in clusters” as Storm Barra speeds north-eastwards and approaches the US this week, bringing high winds and danger to life.

Storm Barra threatens to bring snow to parts of Scotland, followed by more rain and “significant” winds in the north. It is an area which “will experience intense” winds and could bring 90mph gusts.

The Met Office has also issued a “danger to life” wind warning for Wednesday, for some parts of Wales, Lancashire, Cumbria, East of England, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber.

Met Office forecaster Andy Page said: “Storm Barra coming through on Wednesday morning means that it will pick up and transfer back towards the northeast of the UK.

“There could be one or two stormy clusters as it does that.

“They will begin to warm up as they move through and those storms could bring a touch of snow.”

Public Health England (PHE) has also warned that these violent storms could spread the flu virus further and cause more illness.

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