Storm Caroline Has Hit Britain With Strong Winds Of Up To 90mph
7 December 2017, 07:51
Weather warnings have been issued by The Met Office.
Causing major travel disruption, Storm Caroline has hit the UK with strong winds of up to 90mph.
The snow storm is due to tear into Scotland today and the Met Office has amber "be prepared" and yellow "be aware" warnings in place.
A number of precautions have been taken, including the closing of schools on Lewis, Harris and Uist in the Western Isles. Many trains have also been suspended and some have been issued speed restrictions, with ScotRail Alliance confirming that trains will be slower and services disrupted.
Good morning, Storm Caroline will bring storm force winds across Scotland, combined with frequent snow showers. Mild, wet and windy across England and Wales at first, turning brighter and colder later. https://t.co/buNIH9sWMC ^Patrick pic.twitter.com/0PMpDrKjvg— Met Office (@metoffice) December 7, 2017
Scottish Government Minister for Transport, Mr Yousaf explained: "We are facing some challenging weather conditions in the next few days as a result of Storm Caroline and we will be working closely with our partners to try to mitigate the worst of these and get information out to the public so that they can plan their journeys.
"Disruption is very likely but we will make every effort to recover the network as quickly as possible when incidents do occur."
The 90mph winds have been reported to cause a threat to life in isolated places.