UK weather: 'Unpredictable' conditions may see severe 80 mph 'weather bomb' approach north-western Britain
Britain is braced for “severe” gale force winds, with some forecasters predicting a "weather bomb" that could create winds of up to 80 miles per hour in some remote parts of the country.
The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for most of the UK today and tomorrow, extending their warning to cover the entire country on Thursday when two different systems are expected to hit Britain.
A Met Office spokesperson told The Independent that the forecast was likely to change as the systems moving across the UK was highly unpredictable.
Warning that the western coastline abutting the Irish Sea and the Channel could see winds gusting at up to 70mph, with top speeds inland reaching around 50 to 60 mph, the spokesperson added that most areas further from the coast were unlikely to see hugely powerful gusts.
Met Office says Irish sea and North-western coastline could experience strong winds and upset seas
The conditions are caused by a 'weather bomb' system, also known as a cyclogenesis, that is moving far north of the UK and is expected to pass over Iceland. Even with this distance, conditions in Britain are likely to be affected.
The strong winds, bringing with them freezing temperatures and the promise of frost along the eastern regions this weekend, are the result of a low pressure system moving slowly eastwards to Iceland.