UK News What you need to know about Storm Caroline

20:55  06 december  2017
20:55  06 december  2017 Source:   Sky News

Temperatures to plunge to -3C with 'accumulations of snow' on the way

  Temperatures to plunge to -3C with 'accumulations of snow' on the way STRONG winds today will be followed by very cold weather tonight and tomorrow, with temperatures dropping as low as minus 3C in some parts accompanied with 'accumulations of snow'.Met Eireann forecaster John Eagleton said it will be windy throughout the country today, but we’ll be spared the worst effects of Storm Caroline.

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Storm Caroline: Snow showers set to continue

  Storm Caroline: Snow showers set to continue Freezing temperatures are expected to continue across swathes of the UK after snow dumps caused schools to close and left thousands of homes without power. A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place on Saturday for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of the Midlands until 6pm, with Highland areas expected to experience 2-5 cm of snow.Forecasters say 10-20 cm is possible for some locations and the worst areas affected mainly in northern Scotland.Northern Ireland, north Wales and the northwest Midlands are also likely to see snow flurries in yellow warning areas.

Here's everything you need to know about the storm , with help from Director of Meteorology and hurricane expert Dr. Jeff Masters at Wunderground.com. Check weather.gov for the latest watches and warnings in your area.

Here’s the current trajectory of the storm . The blue shaded area is where scientists at the National Hurricane Center think the storm will go over the next one to three days No matter which direction the storm goes, one thing is for sure: You ’re going to need an umbrella.

Storm Caroline is expected to hit the UK early on Thursday, with the Met Office warning there could be "danger to life". 

The UK's national observatory has issued an amber wind warning for northern Scotland and yellow warnings for southern Scotland and northern England, which will spread south on Friday and continue into Saturday.

Storm Caroline is set to bring 90mph winds to the UK © Getty Storm Caroline is set to bring 90mph winds to the UK Caroline is the third named storm of the 2017-2018 winter season, after Aileen in September and Brian in October.

Here's what to expect:

An amber warning is in place for much of northern Scotland. Pic: Met Office © Other An amber warning is in place for much of northern Scotland. Pic: Met Office

:: Gusts of 70 to 80mph will be widespread across northern Scotland when the weather front hits at about 6am on Thursday.

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As more storms develop, it can help strengthen and elongate the cold pool at the surface. As this happens, the cold pool induces a inflow of air known as the “rear-inflow jet” that helps the updraft (winds moving up) of the thunderstorm to expand and further intensify the cold pool.

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