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Storm Malik: Met Office warns of windy conditions

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During the course of the weekend, a low-pressure system which has been named Storm Malik by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) will bring high winds and wet weather to the British Isles. Although the more significant impacts are expected in Denmark on Sunday, Storm Malik’s track will glance northern areas of the UK. Here’s a full guide of which areas will face the force of Storm Malik.

On Saturday, high winds will appear in much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England.

Gusts could reach up to 80mph in exposed coastal areas, but more widely will remain at 60mph.

These areas will be affected by Storm Malik as it moves across the North Sea in the direction of Denmark.

As a precaution, the Met Office has issued three yellow wind warnings, on Saturday, for northern areas of the UK.

These include the Shetland Islands, eastern Scotland and a separate alert which covers the remainder of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “The impacts of Storm Malik are going to be greatest in Denmark on Sunday, but the track of the storm in the preceding hours means that the UK will be dealt a glancing blow as Malik moves eastwards on Saturday.

“For those in the north of the UK, there will be high winds and rain on Saturday, with showers possibly turning wintry in the high ground in the north.

“The highest winds are expected in exposed coastal areas in the north and east of Scotland, but it will be a windy day for most.”

Storm Malik was named by the DMI as the greatest impacts are expected there.

The Danish weather forecaster is part of the northern group of European nations that name storms, including Sweden and Norway.

In comparison, the Met Office names storms in association with Ireland’s Met Eireann and the Netherland’s KNMI meteorology service.

The next storm to directly impact any of these three will be called Storm Corrie, as per this year’s list of storm names.

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Storm Malik begins what will be an unsettled weekend of weather for the UK, as another low-pressure system moves across northern areas on Sunday.

Further spells of very strong winds will arrive alongside this forecast, with some snow in Scotland also a possibility depending on the path the system takes.

Indeed, on Sunday a further yellow wind warning has been placed across northern areas of the UK – which the forecaster says it will review over the weekend as “developments become more certain”.

Meanwhile, blustery winds, with some small amounts of rain will affect southern areas across Saturday and Sunday.

How to stay safe in a storm?

If you know a storm will be affecting your area, it’s important that among other things you secure loose objects and close and securely fasten doors and windows, before it arrives.

During the storm, you should stay indoors as much as possible and only go outside if it is absolutely necessary.

Once the storm is over, make sure not to touch any electrical or telephone cables that have been blown down or are still hanging.

Furthermore, don’t walk too close to walls, buildings and trees as they could have been weakened.

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