Scotland to bear the brunt of Storm Babet as Met Office issues rare ‘danger to life’ warning

Scotland to bear the brunt of Storm Babet as Met Office issues rare ‘danger to life’ warning

Storm Babet is set to batter the UK today, with the Met Office issuing a rare red warning for ‘danger to life’ due to 70mph winds and over a month’s worth of rain expected.

The storm has already caused chaos in Ireland, with dozens of cars submerged and washed away, and supermarkets and hospitals flooded.

The Met Office has warned that Scotland will bear the brunt of Storm Babet, with up to 10 inches of rain expected to fall in some areas.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued six flood warnings and 14 flood alerts.

The storm has also caused commuter chaos in England, with rail passengers facing delays and motorists warned to drive safely due to excess surface water.

Forecasters are warning that the torrents of rain, combined with gusts of up to 70mph, could leave some people cut off from outside assistance for days.

As the storm approaches, people are being urged to batten down the hatches and stay safe.

Storm Babet to batter the UK today

Storm Babet is set to batter the UK today, with the Met Office issuing a rare red warning for ‘danger to life’ due to 70mph winds and over a month’s worth of rain expected.

Scotland to bear the brunt of the storm

Scotland is expected to bear the brunt of Storm Babet, with up to 10 inches of rain expected to fall in some areas.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued six flood warnings and 14 flood alerts.

Storm has already caused chaos in Ireland

The storm has already caused chaos in Ireland, with dozens of cars submerged and washed away, and supermarkets and hospitals flooded.

Storm has also caused commuter chaos in England

The storm has also caused commuter chaos in England, with rail passengers facing delays and motorists warned to drive safely due to excess surface water.

People urged to batten down the hatches and stay safe

As the storm approaches, people are being urged to batten down the hatches and stay safe.