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UK weather: Snow and 90mph wind warnings in your area as Britain braces for Storms Dudley and Eunice

Two storms are set to batter large parts of the UK this week, bringing 90mph gales, heavy rain and snow.

Storm Dudley is expected to hit northern parts on Wednesday and Thursday before Storm Eunice arrives on Friday.

Forecasters have issued a number of weather warnings for the two storms lasting until the end of the week, alerting people to the dangerous of high winds and potential disruption to transport.

The warnings begin at around 3pm on Wednesday and aren’t expected to ease until 9pm on Friday night, covering virtually all parts of the country at different points over the next three days.

Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan added that in addition to snow, wind and rain, ice warnings could be issued later in the week, affecting Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England.

“It’s Scotland and the north’s turn on Wednesday and into Thursday, and then it’s probably going to be the southern parts of England and Wales that will see the very strongest winds on Friday,” he added.

See how your area is set to be affected below as the country battens down the hatches.

Much of North East England, including Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Sunderland, is covered by an amber warning for wind on Wednesday, the second most severe alert issued by the Met Office.

It is in place from 4pm and will remain active until midnight and warns of gust of between 70 and 90 mph.

Residents in this region are being warned that, while the warning is in place, travel services are likely to be disrupted.

There will potentially be flying debris, some fallen trees and damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, the Met Office says.

There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

“Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties,” the Met adds.

A less severe yellow wind warning is in place for Thursday and Friday, meaning there is still likely to be impact on travel .

Swathes of North West England, including Manchester and Liverpool, are covered by a yellow warning for wind on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Snow has been forecast in parts of the country

They begin at 3pm Wednesday and will remain until 9pm on Friday evening, potentially bring strong gales of up to 70mph.

Travel disruption and some damage to buildings is possible, the Met says.

Drivers are being urged to think carefully about their journeys.

RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said: “The strength of the wind brought about by Storm Dudley will make driving conditions extremely difficult for drivers in the north of the UK, so we urge people to delay their journeys until the storm passes if at all possible.

Snow is forecast for parts of the country this week

Xural.com

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