Will Storm Franklin hit Glasgow? Met Office forecasts strong winds, ice - yellow weather

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Another storm will batter Scotland with winds gusting to 80mph on Sunday and Monday, the Met Office has announced.

It issued a yellow severe weather warning for most of the country apart from the extreme north from noon on Sunday to noon on Monday.

The latest alert follows an amber warning for Storm Dudley on Wednesday 16 February and a yellow warning for Storm Eunice on Friday 18 February in Scotland, and red and amber warnings for England. Glasgow woke up to snow on the morning of the 18 February, with the yellow warning for snow turning to ice.

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The new warning also covers parts of Northern Ireland, north west England and north Wales.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Another spell of very strong winds is expected in parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland and also some Irish Sea coasts.

“Winds could gust to 50-60mph inland and between 70 and 80mph for a time on the mountains and exposed coasts, with large waves expected as well.

“The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy, frequent and increasingly wintry showers, with blizzard conditions expected in the mountains, before conditions ease later on Monday.”

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The centre of Storm Franklin will track eastwards over the north of Scotland from early Monday morning, with the highest winds expected on the southern flank of the system. It will clear into the North Sea on Monday morning, although high winds will continue to be felt for most through Monday, as is reflected in the Yellow Weather Warning.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “Following the significant impacts of Storm Eunice on Friday, Storm Franklin will bring further high winds for many late on Sunday and into Monday, although not on the same scale as Eunice.

“Coastal areas of Northern Ireland, especially on that north coast, will get the strongest wind gusts, which could be around 80mph in a few places. Amber and Yellow Wind Warnings have been issued, and people should remain cautious ahead of the system that will bring 50-60mph wind gusts for much of the UK from late on Sunday and through Monday.”

A version of this article first appeared on our sister site, The Scotsman

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