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7 Dec

Storm Caroline Set To Cause Chaos

The weekend’s race programme is facing disruption with Storm Caroline set to cause havoc across Scotland. Fierce winds of up to 90mph have caused hundreds of homes to lose power while travel problems are set to last to the weekend.

Snow and ice are likely across large parts of the country in the giant storm's wake, while some northern areas could be hit by blizzards.

Caroline is hammering Scotland with strong winds and it will be followed by a polar blast that will cause temperatures to plummet and create treacherous travel conditions.

An oil rig was evacuated overnight and train and ferry services have been disrupted. Some schools have also been closed due to the dangerous conditions.

Amber and yellow warnings for wind are in place for Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland and northern England. Snow and ice warnings will be in effect across much of the UK on Friday and Saturday as the dangerous conditions threaten travel chaos.

The Met Office said: “Storm Caroline is expected to bring a spell of very windy weather to northern Scotland on Thursday. Gusts of 60-70mph are expected quite widely, with gusts to 80mph possible near north-facing mainland coasts and across the isles.

“Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some short-term loss of power and other services is possible.”

Runners are advised to keep an eye on social media and event websites for information regarding weekend events.

You can check out this weekend’s scheduled events in our Race Listing Section.

Comments

  1. Joe Brown said...

    Stay safe everyone, will think of you when running in Lanzarote half on Saturday