Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and rain as Storm Barra moves in

Severe weather warnings for wind and snow have been issued by the Met Office as Storm Barra picks up speed after wet and windy weather battered the country on Sunday night and through Monday.

The storm which will hit on Tuesday comes as thousands still struggle without heating after Storm Arwen cut power supplies to more than a million households.

The west of Ireland is likely to be worst impacted by the storm, but the Met Office has issued yellow wind warnings across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Snow warnings have also been issued across southern and western Scotland.

Here are the worst affected areas and other risks you need to be aware of.

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A spokesperson for the Met Office told the Mirror: "There’s a yellow warning for rain and wind in northern Ireland which is active from 6 am to Tuesday to 9 am on Wednesday. Exposed coastal areas will see gusts of wind up to 70mph and 50mph more widely.

"As Barra tracks eastward across the UK, there will be strong winds around large sections of the UK and a yellow warning for snow over northern areas, with around 20cm of snow possible."

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They added that the storm will move across Republic of Ireland on Tuesday and into Wales and England later on Tuesday and into Wednesday before easing off and shifting into Europe by Thursday.

Regions with yellow warning for rain and wind :

Northern Ireland

  • County Antrim

  • County Armagh

  • County Down

  • County Fermanagh

  • County Londonderry

  • County Tyrone

Regions with yellow warning for snow :

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus

  • Clackmannanshire

  • Falkirk

  • Perth and Kinross

  • Stirling

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire


  • Aberdeenshire

  • Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Highland

North East England

  • Durham

  • Northumberland

North West England

  • Cheshire East

  • Cumbria

  • Greater Manchester

  • Lancashire

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway

  • Midlothian Council

  • Scottish Borders

  • West Lothian


  • Argyll and Bute

  • East Ayrshire

  • East Dunbartonshire

  • East Renfrewshire

  • North Lanarkshire

  • South Ayrshire

  • South Lanarkshire

  • West Dunbartonshire

West Midlands

  • Staffordshire

Yorkshire & Humber

  • North Yorkshire

  • South Yorkshire

  • West Yorkshire

What problems can Storm Barra cause for planes, UK roads and homes?

Strong winds, heavy rain and snow could bring some travel disruption and flooding the Met have warned.

The official site explains that there’s a small chance some roads and bridges could close.

Besides cancellation or delays on road, rail, air and ferry services, there is also a slight chance of power cuts and mobile phone coverage.

The Met also warned that there could be property damage as well as injuries and danger to life from debris brought in by large waves.

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