THE UK is set to be battered with 90mph winds and snow as Storm Malik grips the nation.
The Met Office has issued a warning that the extreme weather poses a danger to life after Storm Malik claimed to lives of two people.
Gusts of wind up to 90mph are affecting some parts of the UKCredit: Universal News & Sport
Three weather warnings are in place for wind todayCredit: Met Office
Wheelie bins lie on the ground and bricks litter the pathway after a wall collapsed in a back lane in North ShieldsCredit: NNP
Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie revealed his£40,000 BMW has been crushed by a huge tree
In South Shields, strong winds brought a wall crashing down on a dad-of-two’s £25,000 Range Rover – with the debris missing him by secondsCredit: NNP
A fallen tree on top of a car in West Rainton, near DurhamCredit: Guzelian
A dog walker on a windy Tynemouth beach on the North East coastCredit: PA
Storm Corrie will bring high winds and wet weather to northern parts of the UK – with gales expected in coastal areas.
Some short term loss of power in affected areas is likely – while injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris and falling trees, the department added.
Met Office chief meteorologist Dan Suri said: “Storm Corrie will bring very strong winds to the north of the UK, especially northern Scotland, on Sunday.
“This follows just one day after Storm Malik moves though also bringing a spell of very strong winds.
“Storm Corrie will bring gusts of up to 90mph in exposed coastal locations in northern Scotland, with 70-80mph gusts more widely in the north.
“With back-to-back storms there could be updates to severe weather warnings, so keep an eye on the Met Office forecast.”
As both storms move on towards the end of Monday, it will remain blustery through the start of the week with occasional spells of rain in Britain.
And damage to buildings may happen, as tiles blow from roofs during the gale-force winds.
The disruption is set to continue over the next week, with yellow wind warnings continuing across central and northern parts of the UK until Monday.
It comes as the latest weather maps show that snow could sweep the nation on Friday.
WXCharts data suggests that temperatures could plunge as low as -3C in parts of Scotland.
Storm Malik has already claimed the lives of two people – a nine-year-old boy and a sixty-year-old woman.
Yesterday, police confirmed they were called shortly after 1.10pm in Tean, Staffs as a tree toppled down on the youngster – who was with an elderly relative who suffered a head injury.
Twenty members of the public rushed in to lift the tree off him, but the schoolboy died from his injuries.
Cops confirmed the tragic death, with a spokesperson for Staffordshire Police saying in a statement: “Police received a report at 1pm this afternoon that a tree had fallen on a boy and a man, in an area close to Hollington Road, Winnothdale, near to Tean.
“The man and the boy were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff, a nine-year-old boy passed away.
“The boy’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers. The man remains in hospital.
“A scene remains at the location, where people are asked to avoid the area.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Meanwhile in South Shields, strong winds brought a wall crashing down on a dad-of-two’s £25,000 Range Rover – with the debris missing him by seconds.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Emergency services were called to Deveron Road in Aberdeen around 10.30am on Saturday 29th January to reports of a sudden death of a 60-year-old woman.”
It’s believed the tragedy struck as a tree was blown over during gale-force winds.
The amber alert covered vast parts of eastern Scotland, with the Met Office warning “injuries and danger to life could occur.”
A yellow warning replaced amber yesterday- with alerts set to remain in place through to Monday.
Restaurant boss Russel Choudary, 40, had just parked his car when a strong gust sent brinks plunging down onto his white Range Rover, completely crushing the roof.
He told MailOnline: “If I had moved it a minute earlier, I would have been killed.
“No sooner did I reach my front door, the bricks came crashing down. I could have been inside that car. It doesn’t bear thinking about.
“There’s no way I would have survived. I feel very lucky to be alive.”
The dad had only had his car for two years.
Today’s yellow warnings are set to continue into the new week.
Meanwhile, over 36,000 households are now without power in Northumberland and County Durham following extreme weather, according to Northern Powergrid.
WET AND WINDY FEBRUARY
And it seems February is shaping up to be a turbulent month with the elements, as a mix of wet, and windy weather with snow cause chaos.
Met forecaster James Madden said cold and snow will approach from the north during the beginning of the month, with wintry downpours potentially reaching the capital.
Long-range predictions are suggesting that snow could fall in northern regions if the freezing temperatures continue.
The risk of snow could last until at least February 11, according to forecasts, after parts of the country are soaked by rain and the white stuff.
John Hammond, chief meteorologist for Weathertrending said: “There are signs of a more lively start to February – it looks wetter and windier at times than for much of the previous month.
“We may see colder weather start to make more definite inroads from the north through the early days of the new month, turning some of that rain to snow.”
Uprooted trees lie fallen on the ground in North Shields, North TynesideCredit: NNP
A fallen tree blocks a road in Woodlesford in West YorkshireCredit: PA
The DFDS Princess seaways heads into the River Tyne in rough seas todayCredit: PA