Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

Storm Arwen will roll in today, bringing extreme weather conditions including snowstorms, stormy winds and even snow.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning across parts of the country as it warned of flying debris, danger to life, travel disruptions and power outages.

A yellow warning for snow was also issued for both wind and snow with the winter weather conditions lasting until Saturday night.

Locals living in amber areas woke up to a snowstorm this morning where a person shared footage of snow lying in Aberdeenshire.

Meteorologist Dan Suri at the Meteorological Office said: “Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low pressure system, which will mainly affect the northeast from Friday, but which will also bring wider impacts to the UK with high winds, rain and some snow likely over the holiday season.”

When and where will Storm Arwen hit this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know.

Friday at 9 p.m.

The Met Office has issued yellow and yellow warnings

The first weather warning from Met Office is a yellow warning for wind, it takes effect from kl. 9.00, where the worst wind develops in the afternoon.

  • Damage and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, can occur
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer travel times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power outages can occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as cell phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life can occur from large waves and beach material thrown on seafronts, coastal roads and properties

See below for affected areas.

Friday 14.00

The second yellow warning from the Met Office takes effect, this time for snow. This lasts until midnight

Piles of hill and mountain snow combined with strong winds will cause snowstorm conditions and cause travel disruptions.

  • There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or canceled train and air travel
  • There is a small chance that some rural areas may be cut off
  • There is a small chance that power outages will occur and other services, such as cell phone coverage, may be affected

See below for affected areas.

Friday 15.00

This is where Met Office’s yellow warning begins and brings the worst conditions. It lasts until Saturday morning.

The amber alarm – which means life is in danger – is expected to cause flying debris, power outages and roadblocks. The strongest winds are expected in coastal locations where gusts of over 75 mph are possible in some places.

See below for affected areas.

Saturday at

Met Office’s yellow alarm lasts until kl. 9 on Saturday, but windy conditions are likely to remain. The highest winds were then limited to the North East of England early Saturday.

Where will be affected?

Yellow wind warning

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross


  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

The Highlands and the Western Islands

Orkney and Shetland

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish borders
  • West Lothian

Yellow snow warning

Central, Tayside & Fife


The Highlands and the Western Islands

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