Storm Caroline to hit Britain TONIGHT with 'flying debris' and 90mph gales

Met Office issues warning over possible snow and ice in Flintshire later this week

Met Office issues warning over possible snow and ice in Flintshire later this week

Weather warnings have been issued as parts of the United Kingdom are braced for winds of up to 90mph, causing potential danger to life, with the arrival of Storm Caroline.

The powerful storm front has resulted in a nationwide snow-ice warning due to kick in tonight at 11pm.

A yellow "be aware" weather warning is in place for the region, which runs from 8am on Thursday until just before midnight.

Given its name by the UK Met Office, Storm Caroline is an Atlantic storm that is expected to pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning, with strong and blustery winds also expected over Ireland later in the week.

Any passengers booked on flights from Thursday afternoon through to and including Saturday 9th December can choose to change their booking to an alternative flight up to Wednesday next week.

This will be followed by a day of "increasingly frequent" snow showers across Scotland which will affect most of the country, including parts of Tayside.

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It will take effect from 4pm tomorrow, with snow expected on higher ground in the Midlands.

Forecasting snow showers in the United Kingdom can be quite challenging as conditions are often borderline between rain and snow.

"Some of the showers will be heavy, with a risk of thunder".

AA Roadwatch are advising drivers to take care, urging them to "watch out for wind-blown debris, especially on coastal routes, where winds are expected to be highest".

As Caroline clears, the winds will swing round to the north, bringing colder air and the return to more wintry conditions. Temperatures will fall to between minus 2 and plus 2 degrees, with frost and icy patches.

"Some damage to buildings is possible, such as tiles blowing off roofs", the Met Office said.

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