Over the next 72 hours 2 deep depressions will be passing the north of the British Isles bringing some very severe storms to Scotland and the North of Ireland.
This low pressure system is bringing massive waves to the north west and phenomenal winds of 65knots+ with gusts possibly close to 90knots. The current shipping forecast is as follows:
ROCKALL SOUTH VEERING WEST STORM 10 TO HURRICANE FORCE 12, DECREASING 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9.
FAEROES SOUTH 6 TO GALE 8 VEERING SOUTHWEST STORM 10 TO HURRICANE FORCE 12, VEERING WEST 8 TO 10 LATER.
It’s not very often you see hurricane force 12 on the forecast and to top it off, wave heights are not high or very high, but PHENOMENAL ! Best to check out the NOAA wave buoy data and be thankful you aren’t out fishing in those conditions.
Thankfully the very worst of the winds will be offshore but exposed locations will be treacherous.
Over the next 48 hours a further double depression from the western Atlantic is set to move in to northern areas and this will bring even more severe, westerly winds which will effect Northern Ireland and Scotland during Saturday night and into Sunday. There is a chance that Sunday morning Scotland could see some wintry weather too so be prepared.