Blizzard warning as Brits to be lashed with more snow and 70mph winds

Brits are bracing for 70mph winds, snow, and intense wintry conditions as the Met Office issues a weather warning.

The alert will see wind speeds reach up to 70mph and the weather agency warns 'blizzard' conditions may batter those in the worst affected areas.

The yellow warning for wind and snow begins at midnight on Tuesday, January 4, and is in place for 30 hours – ending at 6am on January 5.

The forecast reads: "Frequent snow showers and gusts to severe gale force are expected on Tuesday, leading to travel disruption, particularly for higher routes.

"Showers, accompanied by strong winds, will become increasingly frequent and wintry through Tuesday at all levels, before dying away Wednesday morning. Below 100 m, accumulations are most likely to be temporary and slushy"

The warning adds that up to 15cm of snow may fall for areas up 200m, and up to 5cm for places lower ground.

The winds may reach up to 70mph on exposed summits and bash Brits at 50 and 60mph elsewhere.

The Met Office warning also includes "blizzard conditions" and "drifting of snow" on higher routes.

The strong winds may also create large waves and dangerous conditions in coastal areas.

The weather warning applies to parts of Scotland including Grampian, Orkney and Shetland, Central, Tayside, Fife, the Highlands, and Eilean Siar.

Driving conditions may be affected, with bus, ferry, and train services at risk of being delayed or cancelled.

Bridges may also impose travel or speed restrictions if winds threaten safety.

It comes after WXCharts snow maps revealed the areas at risk of the looming 'snowbomb' set to hit the UK next week.

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Maps showed how the snowy weather front will swoop in from the west and unleash white flurries in Scotland and northern England as well as areas in Ireland.

The maps also list Thursday as one of the first days snow is expected, which is just after the Met Office's weather alert, meaning the storm could be moving in faster than originally expected.

It's predicted more snow will then fall on Saturday with the Republic of Ireland and the very northern parts of England at risk of the white stuff.

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