BRITS are bracing for “danger to life” gales after the Met Office issued a number of yellow weather warnings.
Strong winds are expected to batter the nation with damage and travel chaos likely, according to the weather service.
3Heavy winds are set to hit parts of the countryCredit: LNP3Wet and windy weather could soon be on the cardsCredit: LNP3Yellow weather warnings for “danger to life” gales have been issuedCredit: MET OfficeThe Met Office issued the yellow weather warnings for Tuesday and Wednesday in parts of Northern Scotland.
The weather service warned “very strong winds” could cause “injuries and danger to life” from flying debris.
And meteorologists added that there is a slight chance of damage to buildings such as tiles blown from roofs.
Commuters have also been warned that their journeys could take longer with cancellations on the roads, rail and air.
The Met Office added that “power cuts may occur” and mobile phone coverage could also be affected.
Gusts of up to 60mph are expected “fairly widely” across Scotland and northern England, according to the forecaster.
The Environment Agency also has a total of 34 flood alerts or warnings currently in place.
Of these, nine are flood warnings, meaning that flooding is expected, and 25 are flood alerts, meaning it is possible.
The first of the weather warnings comes into effect from 8pm tomorrow.
Today’s weather forecast sees a cloudy and misty start to the day, however this will lift and clear to reveal sunny spells.
Cloud and rain will arrive in the northwest later while the south will enjoy “bright and breezy” conditions.
And the Met Office warned that by tonight there could be showers and windy weather with gales in the north and west.
A forecast for Tuesday reads: “Cloud and patchy rain soon clearing southeast England, then many southern and eastern areas dry with sunny spells.
“Frequent heavy showers in the northwest, blown along on gale force winds.”
It comes as the Met Office long-range forecast predicts “unsettled” weather in the north for much of February, with settled conditions more likely in the south.
This regional divide between the north and south will continue through the middle part of the month, according to the national forecaster.
The weather service said wet and windy weather would become more widespread across the whole country towards the end of February.
Temperatures will likely remain around average or above, sparking hopes of an early spring.
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