UK storm forecast: 90mph Atlantic beast to batter Britain NEXT WEEK – Met Office warning

UK Weather: Met Office forecast strong winds and gales

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According to the latest WXCharts, by midnight on December 14, winds in Scotland and the north of England are expected to reach up to 67mph (109km/h) as the Atlantic storm hits the country. Winds are expected to hit 71mph (115km/h) by midnight on December 16 as the entire country and parts of Europe turn blue on the charts.

Tyler Roys, a senior meteorologist at Accuweather, confirmed the new storm is expected to hit early next week before the weather settles.

He told Express.co.uk: “There could be a storm that skirts western Ireland on Sunday, but confidence is low on the wind threat but high that it will not be named if it does happen.

“Following that the main storm path will be out in the Atlantic and the UK will just encounter fronts moving through early next week before high pressure potentially settles in for the reminder of next week and that upcoming weekend.”

Mr Roys prediction was backed by the Met Office after they issued warnings for extremely strong winds overnight on Monday.

The yellow warnings for wind have been issued for the Scottish Highlands and could bring with it disruption to travel, in particular ferry services.

They predicted: “Strong winds are possible during Sunday evening and overnight, before easing quickly during Monday morning.

“There is potential for wind gusts to reach 80 to 85 mph, and in excess of 90mph in a few locations, particularly over the Western Isles.

“The strongest gusts will be from a westerly or southwesterly direction.

“However, the very strongest winds may remain just offshore.”

This new storm comes after the UK was battered by two storms towards the end of November and early December.

Storm Arwen caused widespread damage across the UK leaving thousands without power.

At least three people were killed due to the severe weather conditions, which sparked nationwide disruption.

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It is believed all three victims died after trees fell during the storm.

Ahead of Storm Arwen, the Met Office issued a rare red weather warning for coastal areas across the country.

Storm Barra brought heavy rain and 80mph winds just days after the country was hit by Storm Arwen.

On Wednesday, 3,200 homes were still without power in north-east Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

All but 1,000 of them had been reconnected by the end of Wednesday evening.

Strong winds continued to batter the west of England and Wales on Tuesday, where speeds of 86mph were recorded in Aberdaron, Gwynedd.

Storm Barra left cars submerged in flooding across Scotland and a pensioner in Dorset died after she fell in a river.

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