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The Met Office reveals the power of ‘Storm Barra’ across Scotland

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Storm Barra will arrive today and work its way across the West of the UK.

It’s thought it could have severe impacts for Scotland with 60-70 MPH winds and snow showers.

The wind speed provided by Storm Barra are also likely to cause significant snow drifts.

Brent Walker is the Deputy Chief Meteorologist at The Met Office and said: “A band of rain will turn to snow across northern England and Scotland through Tuesday. Two to five cm of snow is expected to accumulate quite widely across the warning area, but locally this could reach ten cm, particularly in parts of the Southern Uplands and Highlands.”
Due to the wind speeds and the combination of snow, it’s thought it could lead to reduced visibility and dangerous driving conditions.
The RAC says when driving in snow allow plenty of time, check your tyre treads before departure, and always make sure you have access to something to eat and drink when you leave the house, aswell as a warm coat or blanket.
Updates are continuing to be provided on The Met Office Website.

Written by: George Icke - Reporter

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