Nothing sweet in weather forecast as Met Éireann issues Storm Caroline warning

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A Met Office spokeswoman, Nicola Maxey, said: "Winds will pick up across the rest of the country so it will be a blustery day for many areas".

CNR International made the decision as t he Met Office predicts Thursday will see wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour and large waves.

Travel and power loss disruption is expected and various agencies have issued statements following Storm Caroline.

"Some damage to buildings is possible, such as tiles blowing off roofs", the Met Office said.

Thursday night will have scattered rain, hail and snow showers; the snow could also settle, especially in the north and northwest.

It is one of three weather warnings now in place around the country.

"Road, rail, air, and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible", the Yellow weather warning reads. "There is a good chance that power cuts may also occur".

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"Large waves are expected and beach material may be thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties".

However, their weather charts show snow is expected in Wales, the West Midlands, and Northern Ireland from around 6am.

The biting cold snap set to grip Britain is likely to continue into next week with more sleet and snow showers predicted and temperatures struggling to climb above freezing.

"On Thursday, the strength of the wind during the morning peak period is likely to lead to bridge restrictions and closures and we would urge drivers to check ahead", said Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

Ground frost and ice will be a problem on untreated roads on Friday as temperatures drop to as low as minus five degrees in places.

Met Eireann five-day weather forecast for the coming days.

Northern England is also expecting snow on Sunday evening.

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