Severe weather warnings were issued for north-west and north-east England, Yorkshire and large sections of southern Scotland as reported by the Met Office. “Yellow Warning” of ice was issued for much of Scotland at 10:57 on Tuesday, January 16. The warning is valid from 16:00 Tuesday, January 19 to 11:00 Wednesday, January 20, according to BBC. A widespread frost is expected across Scotland leading to icy stretches on untreated surfaces through Tuesday evening, night and well into Wednesday morning. The Met department asked people to be aware of the potential risky driving conditions. Also, a flood warning was issued for “Southwest” by the Environment Agency or by SEPA in Scotland and Natural Resources Wales in Wales on January 19 at 13:15.
Meanwhile in Australia, a fierce thunderstorm is moving towards south-western Western Australia, bringing damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones as it moves through Perth. The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia earlier issued a severe thunderstorm warning for areas including and between metropolitan Perth and Mandurah as the system passes through the state’s capital, reported 9News. The Bureau has warned that the storms may cause significant damage to homes and property, with flash flooding also a possibility. This includes people in, near or between the following towns, Mandurah, Busselton, Bunbury, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Katanning and Albany.
EF2 tornadoes, much powerful than the usual EF0 tornadoes are a sign of the changing climate.