Wind Warning Issued After Snowless Christmas

Submitted by edg on Mon, 26 Dec '11 9.53am

It was a green christmas for most of the UK, with no snow falling in major cities. As forecast this year's Christmas day was the one of the warmest on record, with a high of 13C recorded at the airport and in direct contrast to last year's bitterly cold weather which saw temperatures in Edinburgh drop as low as -12C.

While christmas temperatures have been mild this year, the Met Office issued a yellow ("Be aware") wind warning at 00.46am today for this Wednesday from 10am-11.59pm: "Very strong westerly winds are likely to develop across northern Britain on Wednesday with a risk of severe gales, including the populated Central Belt of Scotland. The public should be aware that this could cause disruption to transport."

The gales - which could even be storm force - are expected to ease on Thursday, with Friday bringing dry, bright weather.

Looking ahead to Hogmanay, the forecast is for slightly cooler but mild, unsettled weather with cloud cover, moderate wind, and a chance of light rain.

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