Thunderstorms hit the Channel as Storm Barra unleashes new wave of heavy wintry showers

Storm Barra: BBC Weather warns of strong winds across UK

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Brits have been warned about the extreme weather from Storm Barra, as it is the second storm to hit the UK in the past few weeks, the first was Storm Arwen which caused much damage across parts of the North East of England and parts of Scotland.  BBC Weather meteorologist Carol Kirkwood gave more weather warnings for Wednesday as she prepped warned the country to prepare for a second wave of unsettled weather. Flood warnings have been issued in certain parts of the UK,  as the Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings in England for Wednesday.

Ms Kirkwood said: “The Met Office has this yellow wind warning out across parts of Wales and South West England all the way over towards the Isle of White and it’s valid until six o’clock this evening.”

“Wildly we’ll have gusts 40-45MPH with exposure in the coasts we could see up to about 65MPH, so once again large waves and some potential for disruption to travel.”

“Generally speaking Storm Barra brought all this wild weather yesterday is weakening, still windy today just not as windy as it was yesterday.”

“We also still have some rain and some showers in the forecast, you can see what has been happening through the early part of today already, all this rain and all those showers rotating around the area of low pressure that is Storm Barra.”

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Ms Kirkwood added: “That is going to continue as we go through the rest of the day as well, so some heavy rain at the moment coming through parts of Wales.”

“Also around Lancashire for example and we have also got some raining coming in across Northern Ireland, showers on either side of it.”

“Some showers quite heavy at the moment across the central belt  and some of those wintry across the higher ground in the Highlands and the Grampians, so that scenario does prevail.”

“In between, there will be limited amounts of sunshine but some of us will see that and the showers will continue, so the potential for some to be heavy with some hail and also with the odd rumble of thunder.”

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“Temperatures ranging from five to about nine degrees, as we head on through to the evening and overnight.”

“Here is the centre of Storm Barra pushing out into the North sea, and still the showers rotating around it so we still will see some showers coming in across Northern Ireland.”

“Western parts of Scotland, Wales and also some central and eastern parts of England, it’s going to be cold and clearer skies, cold enough for a touch of frost across the central belt East Scotland and also North East England.”

Thousands of people affected by Storm Arwen which caused major damage last week are still without power, as the second storm, Barra has now hit thousands of homes that are still without power.

The Government announced this week that people may have to wait three months for compensation as energy supplier Northern Powergrid have announced that over a thousand customers are still without power.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson guaranteed that the damage by Storm Arwen would be fixed, but as of yet, this has not happened.

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