Twin storm effect over UK, snow to cause chaos

January 17, 2018 6:38 PM |

Twin storm effect over UK, snow to cause chaos

Weather Bomb also known as Storm Fionn has begun to wreak havoc across the United Kingdom. So much so that heavy snowfall activity was observed in parts of Northern Ireland as well as Scotland last night. The deployment of rescue teams to keep a check on abandoned vehicles has already been done on the M74.

In fact, travel conditions across the M74 will remain very poor as long as the snow situation persists.

Eskdalemuir in Dumfries saw one foot of snow, while 23 cm of snowfall was accumulated at Glenanne in Co Armagh. Meanwhile, 21 cm of snow fell over Tulloch bridge overnight with minimums falling around -4 degrees Celsius.


The system has been called as a weather bomb as it intensified very rapidly in a short span of time. Fionn, the sixth named storm of the season was brewing in the Atlantic as a low-pressure area.

Amber alert i.e. ‘be prepared’ warning has been issued in terms of snow and ice for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland. The worst sufferer so far has been the Scotland region wherein heavy snow showers have been reported in many areas.

Power outages have been reported in many areas of Northern Ireland and over 200 schools have been closed in view of inclement weather conditions.

The low pressure is expected to bring in more snow in Northern England as well as Scotland tonight as well. Winds could reach up to 70-80 mph in areas of North England as well as Wales.

Thereafter, another band of low pressure from the Atlantic Ocean could develop into a named storm which is expected to bring in more rain and snow over the region. Thus, yellow warnings are in place for both Thursday and Friday in most areas of Northern England and Ireland.

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