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A very strong jet stream running across the North Atlantic towards NW Europe over the next few days, driven by a steep thermal gradient, will rapidly deepen a low pressure system moving NE which will track close to northern Scotland on Thursday, by then a very deep depression with a low central pressure.
Although the exact track of this low is still not certain, strong model agreement today brings the centre of this deep depression northeast across the northernmost part of mainland Scotland during Thursday afternoon, with a risk of very strong and damaging winds possible across Scotland during the day -particularly western areas, the central belt and across to the northeast, where wind gusts may reach 80-90mph with isolated gusts of 100mph not out of the question. Further south, severe gales are also likely across Northern Ireland , northern and (parts of) eastern England - with gusts of 60-70mph likely with isolated gusts of up to 80 mph in exposed locations. Therefore the public are advised to expect travel disruption across northern Britain on Thursday, with a risk of damage to buildings and trees.
Also winds will veer northwesterly on Thursday afternoon, which will bring colder air with sleet and snow showers southeast across Scotland, Northern Ireland, NW England, Wales and later across The Midlands. Heavy snow is possible from these showers, which may bring significant accumulations across western areas with a risk of drifting in the strong winds, therefore there is also a risk of travel disruption from snow later on Thursday and through into Friday morning.
As the severe gale or storm force northwesterly winds transfer out into the North Sea Thursday night and Friday morning, there is also a risk of a storm surge heading down the North Sea which could bring a risk of coastal flooding as high winds and very low air pressure coincide with high tides
Major UK Winter Snow fight 9th December 2012
Originally posted by zanysami
Incredible. Are there any other sources available, or are the meteorologists just now releasing this data?
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Well being down south, we do tend to miss out on most of the harshest weather in the UK. Most of my family are from Manchester and to be honest whenever I visit it always feels a couple of degrees cooler and normally raining. But your a hardier bunch up north so you can handle it.
Originally posted by Deplume
It's okay we've got another year...
Seriously though, cheers for the heads up. Time to buy some tea and scrumpets..
And make sure small one is suited and booted.
We've been looking forward to snow, but perhaps not THAT much..
Originally posted by DrHammondStoat
reply to post by jrmcleod
The met office have a slightly different forecast. They are saying there will be 40 mph winds in the north and up to 60 in some parts of Scotland and the whole thing will start to calm down on Friday.They don't always get it right, I think the last time (this year) the met office warned about a storm for northern England it was really quite mild. Their weather warning is of ice and not wind anyway even thought it's obviously going to be gale force winds
Having said that it's good to be cautious and prepared.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
My advice is to keep a check on any of your elderly neighbors. Many will be having to divide their small pensions on expensive heating and rising food prices.