Storm Malik set to smash into Britain with gale-force winds hitting 70mph

Weather warnings have been issued as Storm Malik is expected to rip across the UK this weekend, bringing 70mph winds and possible danger to life and property while snow is also on the way next week.

Storm Malik will reach our shores on Saturday, bringing high winds to much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England.

The yellow alert has been sounded for these regions as it's been signalled that heavy flurries of rainfall are set to fall.

The Met Office has raised that some roads and bridges may close while power cuts may occur, potentially affecting other services.

The Met Office issued: "Very windy Scotland and north England with rain in northwest moving south and easing. Brighter skies with some showers following. Cloudy and mild most of England and Wales with drizzle in west. Clearer skies arriving from north during afternoon."

Forecasters have also raised that Brits should be bracing themselves with a blast of snow set to fall in a matter of days across some regions as a harsh Arctic plunge makes its way towards the UK from the north.

On Sunday, temperatures will begin to nosedive, as cold sub-zero temperatures will begin to loom in Scotland and northern regions – blitzing these areas with flurries of snow.

Up to five inches are expected to settle on the ground in the Scottish Highlands with wind speeds surpassing 100km/h on Saturday.

Despite the frosty snow remaining relatively far north, a layer of frost and ice will transcend across the rest of the country with southern regions, including London, experiencing chilly temperatures as we enter the new month.

The Met Office 's long range forecast for January 31 through to February 9 has predicted a very wet weekend before ending the month cloudy and dry.

The name 'Malik' comes from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Denmark, where the storm is likely to be at its strongest after travelling over the North Sea from the British Isles.

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