Storm Doris On Her Way
Britain is on weather alert as violent 100mph gales threaten to rip through the country from tomorrow evening.
Swathes of the UK are braced for torrential downpours and winds strong enough to topple trees and damage buildings through the week.
By Friday winds could reach 100mph in parts.
Doris is the first named storm of the year.
The next fortnight could bring several named storms into Britain.
Milder winds coming in from the west will push temperatures widely into double figures bringing an end to the cold snap.
Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: “We are keeping our eyes on several low pressure systems being brought across by a 180 knot [207mph] jet stream which is whipping these systems across the Atlantic very quickly.
This period of very unsettled weather goes on until at least Sunday.
Chief forecaster Frank Saunders added: “A number of potentially vigorous low pressure systems are likely to move quickly towards northwest Europe later this week.
The barrage of storms will continue into the middle of February.
WeatherOnline forecaster Simon Keeling said: “It is an unsettled week ahead as low pressure areas get blown towards the UK on the jet stream.
“They bring strong winds with them together with heavy periods of rain.
“Temperatures are generally going to be fairly mild, although they could briefly turn cooler at the weekend.”
Temperatures will rocket into double figures over the next few days with highs of 11C (51.8F) expected as far north as Glasgow.
“Sounds like time to batten down those hatches again” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.
Daily Express 31.1.17