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Dozens of workers removed from North Sea platform as Storm Caroline approaches

07 December 2017, 02:34 | Patty Hardy

Strong winds of up to 80mph are expected to hit Aberdeen and most of northern central and eastern Aberdeenshire

Strong winds of up to 80mph are expected to hit Aberdeen and most of northern central and eastern Aberdeenshire

The Met Office said wind gusts of 70mph to 80mph are expected widely in northern Scotland, with gusts of up to 90mph possible in exposed areas, while southern Scotland is likely to see winds of between 60mph and 70mph, with gusts of up to 80mph in exposed areas and on high ground. Met Éireann says, southerly winds of up to 65 km an hour are expected with gusts of up to 110km an hour along coastal areas.

The Met Office has issued a severe yellow weather warning for wind for most of Scotland on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. until 11.55 p.m.

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Forecaster Eleanor Bell, principal meteorologist at The Weather Channel, said colder air would start to affect the United Kingdom during Thursday when Storm Caroline clears the country and moves across the North Sea.

The status yellow warning was issued today and covers the entire country from 4pm on Thursday until 4pm on Friday.

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Travel disruption is predicted across Thursday, Friday and Saturday. "The showers will also turn increasingly wintry later in the afternoon and evening, with snow accumulations possible", they added.

The easterly winds often freeze Britain for a week or more, with ice and snow flurries plus more widespread snow dumps when moist Atlantic fronts hit the cold air.

Showers could affect all regions and at times more persistent periods of rain, sleet and snow are possible. Temperatures will fall to between minus 2 and plus 2 degrees, with frost and icy patches.

Forecasters have warned that Scotland will be battered by gale-force winds and "blizzard conditions" later this week.



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