Storm Barra – Update

Another week, another Atlantic low-pressure system arrives. The UK Met Office has already named the low-pressure system Storm Barra with its arrival over Ireland at midnight.

Barra is not expected to be as powerful as the previous storm, Storm Arwen but it will still bring disruption to many across the United Kingdom and Ireland. As we move into Wednesday the systems progress east will be slowed due to a high-pressure system across Scandinavia, but the system will begin to weaken bringing lighter winds throughout Wednesday, and milder air also being dragged in which will leave any snow turning into rain.

As you can expect the Met Office has issued weather warnings for Storm Barra which take effect on Tuesday, with the first warning coming into effect at 06:00 based on current warning data.

Storm Barra will first make landfall over Southern Ireland, which will see wind gusts pushing towards 70 MPH, before moving east throughout the day, bringing moderate gusts to many areas, with exposed and coastal areas seeing stronger gusts possibly over 70 MPH.

Netweather Precipitation Type (20:00 Monday 6th December – 12:00 Wednesday 8th December)

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