Cold temperatures, gale-force winds, huge waves and frosty conditions are set to bring travel chaos to the UK as the Met Office issues severe weather warnings.

Batten down the hatches!

Batten down the hatches!


High winds of up to 50mph are likely to bring a taste of Winter to Britain and the Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning warning that coastal areas should prepare for “large waves,” while the whole country should be aware of wet and blustery conditions everywhere next week. The wind is likely to cause travel disruption as bridges, ferries and high-sided vehicles are affected.

Met Office forecaster Eddy Carroll said: “While such wind gusts would not be unusual in the autumn and winter, they are likely to pose a few more problems coming in the summer holiday period, especially for those engaged in outdoor activities such as sailing or hill walking.

“Some minor disruption to transport is possible, for example delays to ferries, bridge restrictions and perhaps minor damage to trees.”

Another Met Office spokesman, Calum Maccoll warned of the possibility of frost due to the “very autumnal” and “unseasonably cool” weather: “You could see grass frost towards dawn.”