Ayrshire to be rocked by snowy storms, howling gales, freezing temperatures and flooding
AYRSHIRE faces shocking October floods and tempests before winter starts early with a ‘Beast from the East’ bringing -10C temperatures.
The Indian Summer is well and truly over as the Met Office forecast a chilly week ahead with freezing frosts and colder-than-normal days.
“A plunge of Arctic air may arrive,” said The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze.
A Met Office forecaster added: “It will remain rather cool for the time of year, with cold nights. Local frost is possible in the South, West and North.”
(Snow hit many parts of Ayrshire last Winter)
More worryingly, Met has forecast Atlantic “storm systems” hitting in the second half of October.
Gales and deluges will bring travel woes and flooding.
Storm Angus will become autumn’s first named storm when an Atlantic tempest has the potential for amber or red severe weather warnings for wind, rain or snow.
The Met Office contingency forecast said:
“Atlantic storm systems are likely to bring unsettled conditions to the UK, perhaps producing heavy rain at times.”
A Met Office forecaster added: “There is a trend for more changeable weather into late October across most parts, with the North expected to see the strongest winds, heaviest rain and an increasing risk of frosts.”
Britain is not ready to defend itself against the looming flooding, a top environmental expert has also warned.
Leading climate campaigner Guy Shrubsole warned that flooding could put thousands of lives at risk and wipe more than £1 billion off the economy.
With more heavy downpours expected to lash the UK, there are fears large swathes of the country could face spending much of autumn and winter underwater.
Guy fears a repeat of heavy rain unleashed by Storm Desmond and Frank – which flooded thousands out of their homes – could bring the country to its knees.