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Yellow Weather Warning for Snow as Storm Bara Sweeps Scotland

Highland Perthshire is being issued with a yellow weather warning for snow from the Met Office today (December 7) as communities recover from Storm Arwen.

Storm Bara is the latest meteorological phenomenon to be named by the Met Office and its set cast snow across the North of England and parts of Scotland.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Brent Walker said: “A band of rain will turn to snow across northern England and Scotland through Tuesday. Two to five cm of snow is expected to accumulate quite widely across the warning area, but locally this could reach ten cm, particularly in parts of the Southern Uplands and Highlands.

“Strong south-easterly winds will also lead to snow drifting in places, particularly over the highest routes, adding to poor visibilities.”

Just this week, communities across Perth and Kinross have been reconnected after many days without power after Storm Arwen’s heavy rain, snow and wind hit.

John Swinney, MSP for Perthshire North, said: “This has been a really difficult time, and there are lessons for all of us to learn. That is why I announced the Scottish Government will lead, through our resilience arrangements, a lessons-learned exercise.

“A key theme of these lessons will be around communication. Telecoms in particular have faced significant challenges due to Storm Arwen, and that is something we want to address for the future. We already have strong and robust arrangements in place to manage and address weather-related resilience issues at a national, regional and local level but I want to ensure that our arrangements continue to evolve and strengthen, in order to avoid severe impact from weather events such as we have seen over the past ten days.”

More broadly, some parts of Scotland will see high winds, however, Highland Perthshire is only set for one day of snow.

Frank Saunders is a Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office. He said: “Strong winds arriving across the west through Tuesday morning, will spread inland and reach eastern areas through the afternoon and early evening. Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected widely, with 60-70 mph in exposed coastal locations. The strongest winds will ease across inland areas into the overnight period.”

You can find out more https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gfj6e4tps#?date=2021-12-07

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