Mammoth Super-storm to bring Damaging winds on Christmas Day!

A MAMMOTH super-storm will rip through Britain on CHRISTMAS DAY unleashing powerful winds in excess of 70MPH .

A violent weather system currently hurtling across the Atlantic will hit hours before the festive season kicks off.It is likely to be the biggest storm to hit Britain in more than a year and will smash into the west coast during the early hours of December 25.Powerful gales could generate the second named Storm of the season – Barbara – although the Met Office has not confirmed this.

A separate low pressure system will start to stir things up on Christmas Eve after a wet and windy week ahead.The dismal prediction comes as experts warn temperatures will plunge in the next few days with Christmas Day snow almost certain.After weeks of mild weather thermometers will drop to more usual for the time of year with Scotland and northern England most likely to see a festive flurry.

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Unsettled weather will set in towards the middle of the week

Experts say unsettled weather will set in towards the middle of the week with the weekend megastorm shaping up to be the strongest ever to hit Britain over Christmas.The deep low pressure system currently hurtling across the Atlantic will make landfall at around 6am on Christmas morning.It will see air pressure drop more than 24 millibars over 24 hours – a so-called explosive cyclogenesis, or ‘weather bomb’.

Powerful gales could generate the second named hurricane force storm of the season
The storm will gather speed as it tears across the UK through the course of Christmas Day before heading out towards Scandinavia on Boxing Day.Britain is on alert for damaging gales, colossal waves and torrential rain or snow depending on how low temperatures drop.The Met Office said a flurry of snow is likely across high ground in the north on the big day although for most it will be wet and windy.

Forecaster Steven Keates said: “There is the potential for some quite wet and windy weather particularly across the north of Britain as some deep low pressure systems come in from the Atlantic.

“One weather model indeed shows a drop in central pressure of more than 24 mb, an explosive cyclogenesis.

“People will notice a contrast from the recent weather with the risk of gales or severe gales in parts of the country.

“In terms of snow on Christmas Day – we might see some over higher ground in the north, but for most places it is likely to be wet rather than white.”

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