Britain is preparing for Storm Barra, which will trigger a spate of storms with heavy snow, ice, gusts and rain.

The Met Office has issued a travel warning saying the storm could cause travel disruption and weather conditions which have already meant the cancellation of some flights and trains across Northern Ireland.

The Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings for snow, ice, rain and wind across most of Britain, including Northern Ireland, as Storm Barra slammed ashore.

Yellow weather warnings for rain, wind and snow will remain in place through Wednesday morning in a number of parts of the UK, including Scotland, where the storm threatens to disrupt communities that have already recovered from Storm Arwen.

Trees chopped down by wind speeds of up to 120km / h damaged power lines and killed three people, in a weather event described as ‘once in a generation’ by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).


Met Office

The Meteorological Office, abbreviated as the Met Office is the United Kingdom’s national weather service. It is an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, (wikipedia)


Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is one of two energy companies in the UK to be involved both in electricity transmission and distribution. The company forms part of the SSE plc group, (wikipedia)

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Winter storm naming in the United Kingdom and Ireland

The United Kingdom’s Met Office, in collaboration with its Irish counterpart Met Éireann and, since 2019, its Dutch counterpart the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, (wikipedia)


Jo Johnson

Joseph Edmund Johnson, Baron Johnson of Marylebone, is a British politician who was Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation from July to September 2019, (wikipedia)