Danger to life warning issued as severe 90mph winds set to cause chaos in UK

Brits are set to be battered by strong winds reaching up to 90mph tonight, with the Met Office releasing an urgent “danger to life” warning.

The intense weather conditions could see flying debris, power cuts and travel disruption reek chaos around the UK.

Experts warned: "Strong winds are possible during Sunday evening and overnight, before easing quickly during Monday morning.

"There is potential for wind gusts to reach 80 to 85 mph, and in excess of 90 mph in a few locations, particularly over the Western Isles.

"The strongest gusts will be from a westerly or southwesterly direction. However, the very strongest winds may remain just offshore."

Certain areas will be hit harder than others, and the Highlands & Eilean Siar and Strathclyde will experience the most brutish gales, reports The Sun.

In northern parts of Scotland another yellow wind warning is in place, with a second threat of “danger to life”.

It means it will bring damage to buildings, such as tiles blown off roofs.

Other threats include particularly large waves and beach material carried onto roads and houses.

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Despite the strong wind set to cause problems across the country, it will bring the temperatures up to warmer than usual.

Netweather forecaster Nick Finnis said: “Sunday will be a breezy day, windy across the northwest, with gales or severe gales developing later in the day across western Scotland, as a deep low moves northeast to the west of Scotland.

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“But the brisk south-westerly wind will bring rather mild air – with temperatures widely reaching double figures, as high as 13C in the south – which is way above average.”

Over Christmas, temperatures are set to drop massively in the south of England.

Frost will engulf much of the country on the big day – but areas in the north west are set to be slightly milder, forecasters say.

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