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Britain to Be Battered by Gale Forces and Heavy Rain as Storm Doris Moves Across Atlantic

Much of Britain is set to be battered by gale forces and heavy rain, as Storm Doris moves in from the Atlantic.

The storm, which was officially named today, is set to cause havoc across the UK.

Gusts of wind are expected to reach speeds of 50-60mps, with some areas even seeing gusts of 80mph.

Some northern parts of the UK may even see snowfall. It is forecast that Northern areas could see 5-10cm of snowfall, with 10-20cm falling on higher ground.

Pushing in from the west, damage to buildings, and widespread travel issues are predicted.

The Met Office, who have issued both amber and yellow warnings for wind and snow, said:

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

“An amber National Severe Weather Warning has been issued for wind with gusts expected to reach 60-70mph in northern England and Wales with the chance of some isolated gusts of up to 80mph.

“Elsewhere across the UK it will still be windy, with widespread gusts of 50-60mph expected in central England and Wales, a Yellow weather warning is in place for these regions.

“As well as heavy rain in central parts of the UK, it is likely there will be snow in the far north of England and for much of Scotland which could fall to low levels in some of these areas.”

Doris will blast much of Britain with cold air, banishing the unusually warmer climates we have been witnessing over the last few of weeks.

Doris is forecast to cause the most damage on Thursday (23rd), which has now been named Doris Day.

Doris is now the fourth storm of the season to hit the UK, following Storms Conor and Barbara back in December, and Angus in November 2016.

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