BBC Weather: Storm Malik triggers Amber warning as severe gales to batter UK

UK Weather: Storm Malik triggers Amber warning

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BBC Weather forecaster Ben Rich warned the east of Scotland will experience the worst of the strengthening winds as Storm Malik crosses into the UK on Saturday. The Met Office issued an amber weather warning covering the area, and then a yellow weather warning covering the majority of western Scotland, northern England, and Northern Ireland. The forecaster said cold weather will not ease despite southern areas experiencing weaker winds as he noted temperatures will grow colder throughout as the day progresses.

Mr Rich said: “There is some wind around, to say the least.

“Parts of the UK, the northern half of the UK, have severe gales in the forecast for today.

“It could cause some disruption. Sunshine and showers pretty much covers it and it’s going to be turning colder through the day after what is a really mild start.

“This area of low pressure is named Storm Malik, it’s going to bring us some impacts in the shape of strong winds, a Met Office amber warning for eastern Scotland, the far northeast of England, gusts to up to 80mph in the most exposed spots.”

The BBC Weather meteorologist continued: “Similar wind strengths in the yellow warning area as well, which covers part of Northern Ireland, the far north of England, and a good part of Scotland.

“With that very windy weather today we have outbreaks of rain pushing southwards, the rain tending to weaken as it goes.

“Ahead of it, cloudy, very mild, a little bit damp in places.

“Behind the rain band, the sun will come out but there will be some showers, especially for exposed costs, some of those wintry over high ground in the north.

UK weather: Storm Malik to bring strong winds and rain

“Temperatures dropping as the day goes on, 6C to 13C.”

Mr Rich warned temperatures will grow even colder overnight, with some areas dropping to subzero and waking up with “a touch of frost.”

He added: “Through tonight, things are going to calm down, the wind will ease, we’ll see clear spells and it is going to be a cold night.

“A touch of frost in places, temperatures down to freezing or below.

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“A quick look at tomorrow’s weather, lots of dry weather for England and Wales but things are going to turn cloudy and west, some snow briefly over high grounds in Scotland and it will turn windy once again.”

In their outlook for the coming week, BBC Weather said: “A low-pressure system will clear eastwards on Monday to leave sunshine, but brisk northerly winds will bring a few wintry showers to northern areas.

“Tuesday looks to see further outbreaks of blustery rain and showers for many.

“Wednesday will be largely cloudy, with the weak band of rain moving through the north of the UK in the afternoon.”

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