Storm Eunice to last another 60 hours with 8 inches of snow and 80mph winds

The UK has not seen the last of the devastating Storm Eunice, with fierce gales and snow set to last for another 60 hours.

Three more days of Met Office weather warnings have been issued, following a Friday where four people in the British Isles lost their lives as a result of the storm.

Two yellow warnings are in place today, the first covering northern England, Northern Ireland and the west coast of Scotland alerting of ice following a day of snow in some of those areas.

The second will last from 6am to 6pm, warning again of severe winds in the South East.

The Met Office say that winds there "could hamper recovery efforts from Storm Eunice", adding: "There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

"There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected."

On Sunday, a rain warning in northern England and yet another wind warning – this time in Northern Ireland, northern Wales, northern England and the west coast of Scotland – have been issued.

That wind warning extends until 12 noon on Monday, with "very strong winds" forecast "across parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland and also some Irish Sea coasts".

The Met Office say that in the impacted regions: "There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

"There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties."

With wind speeds of around 80mph set to continue, dumpings of snow from Sunday and into Monday look set to add another layer of chaos.

According to WX Charts, up to eight inches of the white stuff will settle on the ground in the Scottish Highlands, with flurries also hitting Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Northern England, particularly areas in the North East around Manchester and Liverpool, can expect an inch or two as well on Sunday.

Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of the Midlands and East Anglia are also set for snow.

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