More Severe Weather Warnings As ‘Pest From The West’ Hits Tomorrow

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Last week saw the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma have its way with the UK but that was just the beginning.

Now we have to look out for the ‘Pest from the West’…

Families have only just been dealing with the freezing temperatures that saw many burst pipes across the nation but it looks like they’re gonna have to batten down the hatches once again.

The storm could hit central, eastern and southern England and Wales early on Thursday morning. Brighter conditions will follow the wintry conditions on Thursday but the blast is sure to catch people off guard.

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Winter showers will travel northwards late on Friday, becoming heavier overnight and approaching Scotland, The Mirror reports.

Forecaster Amy Hodgson, of The Weather Channel, said:

An area of low pressure will approach the far south-west on Friday and into the weekend, being centred over the Bay of Biscay by Sunday.

The associated fronts with track northwards across the British Isles bringing moderate to at times heavy rain across the south on Friday and then spreading northwards into Saturday.

This precipitation will then fall as snow across Scotland overnight into Sunday. A secondary low is then forecast to affect the British Isles early next week bringing further rain and unsettled conditions.

However they are current differences between the models in the exact timing and location of this, confidence lowers looking this far ahead.

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A devastating 49 people have already died as a result of the treacherous weather conditions brought about by Storm Emma.

The so-called ‘Beast from the East’ has proven to be deadly, taking lives across Europe.

Its youngest victim has been confirmed a seven-year-old girl who was killed when a car crashed into a house this afternoon in Looe, Cornwall.

In Paris, a woman in her nineties was found frozen to death outside of her retirement home.

In Leeds, the body of an unnamed 75-year-old woman was discovered, partially concealed underneath a parked car.

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A care worker in Glasgow, named as Elaine McNeill, died while battling the storm on her way to work. Elaine had been described by colleagues as ‘lovely’ and ‘popular.’

According to Metro, other tragedies include 18 deaths in Poland, six in the Czech Republic, five in Lithuania, four each in France and Slovakia, two each in Italy, Serbia, Romania and Slovenia and one in Spain.

Stay safe, guys.