Thinking about going out on Thursday? Think again people. Two words for ya: Storm Emma. She’s on her way and nothing’s gonna stop her.
If you think I’m talking about Kylie’s Jenner newborn daughter, you’re mistaken. That’s Stormi Webster.
Storm Emma is a mixture of blizzards, lightning, chilling rain and gales – if you live in London, the southeast, the southwest, Wales or the Midlands, you might be feeling her brunt.
The wild conditions are expected to rise up to the UK from the west coast of Portugal on Wednesday evening, with 50mph gusts set to take action in the UK on Thursday and Friday.
Check out this from the Met Office – they project the country to be almost entirely COVERED in snow come 8am Thursday:
The Portuguese met service @ipma_pt have named #StormEmma, bringing strong winds to the Portuguese coast on Wednesday. Emma may then bring strong winds and heavy snow to parts of the UK during Thursday and Friday pic.twitter.com/1pU1ApgHr7
— Met Office (@metoffice) February 26, 2018
A Met Office spokesman said:
There is potential for a spell of heavy snow, accompanied by strong winds at first.
Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur.
Some rural communities could become cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.
Forecaster Alex Burkill said:
The Portuguese meteorological service has just named Storm Emma so the Met Office will now adopt that name.
It will move in from the southwest on Thursday before spreading northwards and eastwards bringing more snow across most of the country into Friday.
There will also be very strong winds and the potential for freezing rain and ice.
Brits have received warnings to get home as early as possible tonight, (February 27) as a snow blizzard is set to batter the UK.
The so-called ‘Beast from the East’ is set to generate four days of snow, with temperatures set to drop to as low as -15°C in certain areas of the country.
Train operators Southeastern and Great Northern urged their customers to get home early, ideally before 6pm, amid fears severe weather conditions would shut down transport.
The Met Office has put in place amber warnings for the East Midlands, East of England, North East, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber on Tuesday (February 27) with rising concerns over the impact of snow.
Three other yellow weather warnings are in place from February 26 to Wednesday, February 28, across the UK and the Met Office are reporting the weather will bring with it risk to human life.
Wednesday and Thursday are set to be the coldest days with temperatures dropping to the double-minus figures overnight.
Don’t risk it guys. Stay safe.