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22 February 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

Storm Doris tracked across Northern Ireland and northern England on Thursday 23, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and some snow at higher levels for large areas of the country.

Damage to property, falling trees, overturned lorries, road and rail closures were all reported along with at least one fatality.

A wind gust of 94 mph was recorded at Capel Curig in Gywnedd, North Wales and a gust of 87 mph at High Bradfield in South Yorkshire. By 4:00pm, Aboyne in Aberdeenshire had seen 3cm of snow and Tulloch Bridge in Inverness-shire 2cm, with reports of larger amounts on higher ground.

Chief Meteorologist Eddy Carroll said: “Apart from the fact that some places over southern Scotland have had less snow than expected, storm Doris has undergone explosive cyclogenesis and is giving damaging winds across parts of England and Wales.

“Friday will bring a welcome break from the unsettled conditions with some sunny spells for many and much calmer winds after a cold start with a risk of icy patches.”



Deputy Chief Meteorologist Dan Harris added: “Saturday however will see further strong winds and another spell of wet weather, particularly over the north-west of the UK where the rain is likely to be locally heavy and persistent.”

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Storm Doris has officially been named and is expected to bring damaging winds, rain and some snow to the UK on Thursday.

A deep low pressure system developing in the Atlantic is expected to track across Northern Ireland and northern England on Thursday; it will bring strong winds of up to 80 mph, heavy rain and some snow at higher levels in Scotland and northern England.

An Amber National Severe Weather Warning has been issued for wind with gusts expected to reach 60-70 mph in central England and Wales with gusts on coasts and hills of around 80mph. Elsewhere across the UK it will still be windy, with widespread gusts of 50-60 mph expected in the north and south of England and southern Wales, a Yellow weather warning is in place for these regions.  


Snow in the North

As well as heavy rain in central parts of the UK, it is likely there will be snow on high ground in the far north of England and for much of Scotland which could fall to low levels in some of these areas. An Amber weather warning for snow has been issued for the south of Scotland including the Edinburgh area where there may be more than 20 cm in places. A Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for a wider area taking in the very north of England and large parts of Scotland. Additionally a Yellow warning for rain has been issued for Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and parts of northwest England over Wednesday night and into Thursday when rainfall totals could reach 20-30 mm.


Significant disruption

Chief Meteorologist Eddy Carroll said: “Storm Doris will bring damaging winds with some significant disruption likely to central parts of the UK on Thursday, whilst southern Scotland will see some heavy snowfall. People in the warning areas should be prepared for disruptive stormy weather, wind speeds in some locations could reach up to 80 mph so make sure you keep up to date with your local forecast and any weather warnings for your area.

“Friday will bring a welcome break from the unsettled conditions with some bright spells for many and much calmer winds after a cold start with a risk of icy patches. Saturday however will bring further wet and windy weather to the north west of the UK where the rain could be heavy and persistent.”


On the roads

RAC Traffic Watch spokesman Rod Dennis said: "Motorists are advised to take extra care as Storm Doris impacts the UK on Thursday. Be prepared to reduce your speed, allow plenty of room between your car and the vehicle in front and be wary of aquaplaning where water accumulates on the road.


"Be mindful that there will be strong gusts of wind, so ensure you have a good grip of the steering wheel and take extra care when overtaking high-sided vehicles and passing motorcyclists and cyclists who are susceptible to be buffeted and blown off course the wind. In extreme conditions it may be worth delaying your journey if possible until storm conditions pass, but it looks as though Storm Doris's impact will be relatively brief."

Picture: The National weather forecast, presented by Alex Deakin


Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 22 February 2017


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