The United Kingdom and Ireland can prepare for the second storm of this meteorological winter. Storm Barra will be active in the British Isles from Tuesday, bringing a lot of wind and also snow.
According to Weer.nl, Barra is an even heavier storm than Arwen, which hit the United Kingdom earlier. The south of Ireland will probably be hit the hardest. The southwest coast of Ireland will be faced with a very heavy storm, wind force 11 on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Wind gusts can reach speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour. The Irish Met Éireann Weather Service has issued a code red for the area.
In the United Kingdom, code yellow applies almost everywhere on Tuesday. There is also a snowfall warning in the north of Scotland. The south coast of England will have to deal with wind force 9 on Tuesday evening and in the night to Wednesday with gusts between 110 and 120 kilometres per hour. In addition, Scotland will face a storm from the east on Wednesday. In combination with the snow, this could also lead to a snowstorm, according to Weer.nl, especially in the higher parts of Scotland.
The British had to deal with the first storm of the season, Arwen, more than a week ago. According to British media, the storm has already killed at least three people. In addition, thousands of people are still without power due to the storm.