Devastating winds bring Storm Caroline 'danger' alert

Trevor Jackson
December 8, 2017

The Met Office said the high winds were expected to damage buildings and cause flying debris, as well as power cuts, severe travel disruption and unsafe waves.

Elsewhere, aound two inches of snow is forecast to fall in across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England.

A North Sea platform shut down production due to safety fears over weather conditions caused by Storm Caroline. Some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted.

Ferry services and trains are cancelled in the north and west of Scotland, while Traffic Scotland warned of disruption on the roads.

The strong winds may affect Scotland's road, rail, air and ferry services.

"There will be devastating winds in some parts".

Met Eireann has issued status yellow weather warnings as the storm looms.

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If the satellite imagery is anything to go by, then the United Kingdom will get shafted pretty hard by the storm too, with the Met Office issuing warnings of their own.

"The greatest impacts are expected to be spray and wave overtopping which could see flooding to low-lying areas and at-risk properties on exposed sections of coastline", said the organisation's duty flood manager Mark McLaughlin.

All schools and nurseries in Lewis, Harris and Uist in the Western Isles are closed today in response to the storm.

Caledonian Sleeper trains suffered major delays after a freight train was hit by metal sheeting blown on to the line near Penrith early yesterday, with passengers arriving in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William four hours or more late.

During Thursday afternoon, a mixture of sleet and snow showers will work their way across the whole of Britain, with the potential for blizzard conditions in Scotland.

The organisation's Chief Forecaster said winds will ease as Thursday progresses, but snow showers will become more frequent and heavier.

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