Schools Forced To Close As Storm Caroline Descends On UK
There's a 'danger to life' says the Met Office
Schools have been forced to shut today as Storm Caroline's gale force winds hit parts of Scotland.
The Met Office has warned that the Atlantic storm could bring wind speeds of up to 90 mph, and schools across Aberdeen have remained closed according to the Aberdeen Express.
The amber warning from the Met Office means they are advising the storm could bring a 'danger to life', with travel also affected.
Good morning, Storm Caroline will bring storm force winds across Scotland, combined with frequent snow showers. Mild, wet and windy across England and Wales at first, turning brighter and colder later. https://t.co/buNIH9sWMC ^Patrick pic.twitter.com/0PMpDrKjvg— Met Office (@metoffice) December 7, 2017
After the storm hits, the Met Office says that northern areas could be hit by blizzards, with snow adding to concerns.
Forecasters have warn of gusts of up to 80 mph across northern Scotland, adding: “Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life.”
An oil rig was evacuated overnight and train and ferry services have been disrupted, says The Mirror.
(Header: Met Office)