Status Orange wind warning issued as Storm Erik looms

Status Orange wind warning issued as Storm Erik looms

Kerry Wise
February 10, 2019

As winds ease off later on Saturday, some hill snow is forecast in central and southern parts of England and into Wales, Mr Burkill said, before calmer conditions on Sunday.

Met Office UK issued a yellow weather warning yesterday ahead of Storm Erik's gusts in the region of 50mph whilst the Atlantic system moves north east.

In case you missed it, two status orange weather wind warnings and a status yellow rainfall warning are in effect as increasingly intense conditions develop in the north and the west.

"That [hill snow] will clear through Sunday morning, with blustery showers following behind. Very high seas as well with some coastal flooding".

Although the wet and windy weather was expected to ease, further hard conditions were forecast.

"But Erik could bring the possibility of 70mph gusts along more exposed coasts".

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Services already cancelled for today include to Islay and Colonsay, and Coll and Tiree.

"These gusts of winds will be ranging between 45 to 55mph as high as perhaps 65mph across the northwest of Scotland for instance over the higher ground of Wales swell".

ScotRail passengers were also affected.

A spokeswoman for The Weather Channel said the deep low would be accompanied by fresh to strong winds reaching gale force along coastal areas.

Flooding disrupted the Edinburgh-Glasgow line via Airdrie, between Easterhouse and Garrowhill in Glasgow.

The line was later blocked by a fallen tree between Sanquhar and Dumfries.