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Hurricane Barra hits tomorrow with 4 inches of snow and 70 mph gales as a 5-day deep freeze begins

A second storm, WINTER, is about to make landfall in the UK with severe weather warnings issued for most of the country.

The 500-mile-wide Storm Barra arrives on Tuesday, bringing Gales 70mph and up to 4 inches of snow.

A man dressed as Santa Claus walks in the snow in Glenshee, Scotland

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A man dressed as Santa Claus walks in the snow in Glenshee, ScotlandCredit: Reuters
Heavy rain and high tide left some roads flooded in Essex on Sunday

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Heavy rain and high tide left some roads flooded in Essex on SundayCredit: Stephen Huntley / HVC
Shoppers caught in the rain on Sunday

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Shoppers caught in the rain on SundayCredit: LNP

It was the second major storm of the winter to prompt a weather warning.

Britons will have to endure nine days of wet and wild winter weather with fears the blast could cause more energy.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow in Scotland and the north.

More than 4 inches are expected to show up as larger floods infiltrate from the east.

A yellow warning for high winds is in place for most of the UK on Tuesday.

Gales, torrential rain and downpours expected in the next few days when a major freeze hits the UK.

Up to 4 inches of snow is expected while winds of up to 70 mph are possible.

It arrived just a few days later Hurricane Arwen leaves hundreds of thousands without power last weekend.

Last night, the Energy Network Association said 3,190 homes were still waiting to be reconnected.

This is down from 4,700 homes on Saturday night. The ENA added that most of the homes still without power were in the North East of England.

Thousands remain without heaters and hot water as the UK braced for Barra.

A cold and clear winter morning around the Welsh coast

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A cold and clear winter morning around the Welsh coastCredit: Alamy
Snow has begun in County Durham

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Snow has begun in County DurhamCredit: Alamy

But this week’s Met warnings show no sign that the turbulent weather will continue.

Cyclone Barra was named by the Irish Meteorological Service.

According to WX Charts, snow is expected to fall in some areas of the UK before Tuesday.

Jim Dale, meteorologist with the British Weather Service, said: “A low-pressure system is deepening very quickly and it could create something that would cause a storm with a different name.

“The southwestern regions of the country will be hardest hit, and the main issue will be wind although there is a chance of rain and showers turning east.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for snow and wind on Tuesday

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The Met Office issued a yellow warning for snow and wind on Tuesday
The 500-mile-wide storm Barra is headed for the UK tomorrow

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The 500-mile-wide storm Barra is headed for the UK tomorrow
Visitors to Newcastle Quayside suffer from downpours as heavy rain hits Newcastle Sunday

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Visitors to Newcastle Quayside suffer from downpours as heavy rain hits Newcastle SundayCredit: NNP

“We’ll keep an eye on this system, which is capable of accelerating from 60 to 70mph.”

According to the Met Office, Monday will be rainy and windy especially in the north and west of the country.

Tuesday and Wednesday will see snow on the hills with the coastal gales to the west.

Exact Weather’s James Madden said: “Rain will start to turn to snow across parts of the country on Monday, before the storm arrives on Tuesday.

“Tuesday will see an expanding and deep depression rapidly moving northward across the country, bringing heavy rain and strong winds initially.

“This will turn to snow as the storm system responds to colder conditions across the UK.

“When the storm coincides with snow, we can see a ‘snowbomb’ effect where sudden heavy snowfall is accompanied by storm conditions.”

The Met Office said it was “monitoring” the storm as it developed.

Forecasters predict another storm will sweep across Britain

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Forecasters predict another storm will sweep across BritainCredit: Stephen Huntley / HVC
Heavy rain hit Newcastle this morning

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Heavy rain hit Newcastle this morningCredit: NNP
Met Office predicts snow in Scotland and northern England

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Met Office predicts snow in Scotland and northern England
The whole country is almost covered with snow

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The whole country is almost covered with snowCredit: Jordan Crosby
Snow, with its purple hue, is expected to fall over most of the country on Friday

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Snow, with its purple hue, is expected to fall over most of the country on Friday

Spokesperson Grahame Madge said: “We can’t rule out a name, but we can’t rule out a name either.

“While Ireland looks set to be hit the hardest as of Monday, the system will affect the UK and that is the most important feature we are seeing for sure over the next five days.

“If the storm tracks south of the UK, there will be a risk of snowfall.

“The system is expected to start affecting the UK from Monday and through midweek.

“The main features seem to be wind and rain, and our meteorologists are keeping an eye on it.”

Meanwhile, forecasters have yet to rule out the possibility of a White Christmas as December is set to be very cold with temperatures expected to reach -10C.

“December will start to turn very cold very soon and these cold conditions will continue throughout the month,” Mr. Madden said.

“There are a number of notable snow events that can occur sometime after the second week of the month, and these showers can be large, sustained heavy downpours in winter.

“Christmas Day looks pretty dry and cold right now, but things can change, and we still can’t rule out a White Christmas.

“During the month, widespread frost is possible and temperatures of -10C or less are possible as northeast and northeasterly winds develop.”

Some shoppers were caught in the downpour in Newcastle this morning

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Some shoppers were caught in the downpour in Newcastle this morningCredit: NNP
Enjoy an early morning in the snow in Teesside

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Enjoy an early morning in the snow in TeessideCredit: Jordan Crosby
Strong winds cause high tides in Heysham, Lancashire

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Strong winds cause high tides in Heysham, LancashireCredit: Alamy
Many parts of the country have snow up to 5cm

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Many parts of the country have snow up to 5cmCredit: Jordan Crosby
Snow plows clearing roads in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Snow plows clearing roads in Buxton, DerbyshireCredit: Reuters
Scottish climber injured in avalanche as mountain rescue team battles blizzard conditions

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