Storm Malik: Met Office says power cuts and travel chaos possible

The Met Office has said there could be power cuts and travel chaos as Storm Malik brushes past the UK over the weekend.

Gusts are predicted to reach 80mph in coastal areas as the storm, named by Denmark, hits parts of スコットランド and northern England.

Yellow weather warnings are in place between 4am on Saturday and 12pm on Monday, and alerts issued for possible injuries and danger to life caused by flying debris.

The Met Office’s chief meteorologist, Paul Gunderson, 前記: “The impacts of Storm Malik are going to be the 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 on the high ground of 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.”

Malik is expected to bring winds of 60mph more widely as it tracks eastward towards Denmark.

Blustery winds and light rain are forecast for the south.

The BBC weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker said eastern Scotland, including Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen, was expected to be worst affected.

“By Saturday evening things will be dying down but there’s another storm hot on its heels on Sunday with a very similar level of intensity," 彼は言った.