Met Office weather warnings for 2 days this week ahead of 6 inch snow dumping

The Met Office has been forced to issue a weather warning for two days this week, with millions are Brits also set to see a huge dumping of snow.

The yellow-level warning relates to severe wind, and will be in force in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland from 6pm on Wednesday (February 16) until the same time the following day.

As part of the warning, the national weather agency warn a "period of very strong winds could cause some disruption later Wednesday and during Thursday".

They add: "Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, as well as some roads and bridges may close.

"Fallen trees and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen.

"Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

"There is a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties."

According to WX Charts, wind speeds in the impacted regions will surpass 100km/h on Thursday.

Unfortunately, the end of the warning will not mean an end to this week's miserable weather, with WX Charts' advanced weather maps also showing that a huge snow bomb is coming on Friday.

The snow front will move across parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and northern England including Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle, with six or more inches expected to settle on the ground.

Temperatures will also take an icy plunge in those areas, with the mercury struggling to keep above 0C.

As for today, temperatures will be warmest in the South East and southern-central areas, with highs of 10C forecast by the Met Office for this afternoon.

Wales, the Midlands and eastern regions will hover at around 8C, with it being one or two notches cooler in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.

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