Britain is set to experience ‘very unsettled weather’ later this week as two rapidly deepening storms pass just north of the country

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for northern parts of the UK as two Atlantic storms bring strong winds to the country.

Northern Scotland is likely to the see the most severe conditions during Friday and Saturday, with gusts of up to 90mph affecting exposed regions.

Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “The jet stream is going to be particularly strong later this week and this effectively fuels the low pressure systems moving across the Atlantic, causing them to deepen rapidly as they pass to the north of the UK.

“This will bring some very strong winds across the UK, but they will most likely be strongest in northern Scotland – which is expected to see the greatest impact from the weather.”

Windy conditions could to be felt as early as Wednesday, with gusts increasing late on Thursday and into Friday as the first of two low pressures passes to the north of Scotland.

This system is likely to bring gusts of 60-70mph across northern parts of the UK and 80-90mph in the most exposed parts of the far north of Scotland.

While the low will move quickly eastwards on Friday afternoon, another will rapidly deepen later in the day, continuing the high winds through till Saturday.

Mr Saunders added: “The outlook for the next few days is very different to conditions last year when the jet stream was taking these storms right across the UK.

“Because the jet stream is further north, the storms will follow its path and this will mean the far north will see the strongest winds – while winds will be less strong in the south.”

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