UK weather: Met Office yellow warning as ‘gale force winds’ could reach 90mph

UK weather: Mainly cloudy with rain in some places

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As the weekend ends, a small part of Northern Scotland remains under a yellow warning for strong winds between 9pm on Sunday until noon on Monday. There is a risk of disruption to travel in the area, mainly ferry services.

Alan Reppert, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.com, told Express.co.uk: “The wind warning is in effect for northwest Scotland Sunday into Monday as a storm pushes towards the Faroe Islands.

“Most of the strong winds will be Sunday night into early Monday morning.”

Gales could reach 80 to 90 miles per hour in the area.

Mild temperatures from the weekend will continue onto Monday and Tuesday in an unusual warmth for December.

However, temperatures will drop at the end of the week, with a risk of frost and fog in parts of the country.

Mr Reppert added: “By Tuesday, drier weather will move back in, and temperatures will return to seasonable levels with highs in most of England approaching 10C in the south and 8-10C into Scotland.”

Greg Dewhurst, a Senior Operational Meteorologist at the Met Office, told Express.co.uk the colder weather expected at the end of next week is a return to an average December in the UK.

He said: “For the week ahead, it will be mild for much of the UK, although temperatures are falling close to average across the north of the UK at times.

“Highs will reach around 13C, though some patchy frost is still possible at night, large across the north.

“Temperatures back to average for all by the end of the week.”

For the following Christmas week, forecasters from WX Charts have predicted a large band of snow covering a small part of the West Country and coastal areas in the North and East of England.

Most of the snow is expected to fall over the sea and in parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but England could also see a White Christmas even in the South West.

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However, the Met Office’s long-range forecast is looking less promising for those hoping for a white Christmas.

Its prediction for between December 23 and January 6 states: “Heading into the Christmas period, widespread settled conditions are likely.

“Temperatures perhaps close to or slightly above average for this time of year. However, some colder interludes may bring a risk of frost at times.

“The last week of December and into early January is looking to remain settled, with an increasing chance of frost and fog during clearer spells for Christmas and towards New Year.”

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