Storm Caroline will pose 'danger to life' with 90mph gusts

Weather alert: snow and Storm Caroline heading for Ireland

Nothing sweet in weather forecast as Met Éireann issues Storm Caroline warning

If the satellite imagery is anything to go by, then the United Kingdom will get shafted pretty hard by the storm too, with the Met Office issuing warnings of their own.

"There will be devastating winds in some parts".

The strong wind warning is valid from 6am until 11.55pm on Thursday, with an amber warning for northern Scotland.

Yellow "be aware" alerts have been put on place from 8am on Thursday until 6pm on Saturday with severe weather expected to cause widespread transport disruption.

Met Eireann has issued status yellow weather warnings as the storm looms.

All schools and nurseries in Lewis, Harris and Uist in the Western Isles are closed today in response to the storm.

A trampoline was blown on the railway line at Patterton in East Renfrewshire, and a gazebo at Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire.

Train services have been suspended between Aberdeen and Inverness, Inverness and Wick, Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh as well some Glasgow Queen Street routes to the west coast.

ScotRail tweeted: "There is a trampoline blocking the line in the Patterton area". The line reopened after the trampoline was removed and services began returning to normal.

Meanwhile, Met Eireann also said that snow can be expected on Thursday and Friday in the west and northwest, especially on hills and mountains.

Nearly half of the 159 people working on the Ninian South platform, located 75 miles east of Shetland, have been removed after safety checks on its steel support structure.

"Looking into next week, there are further showers - some of which could be snow".

Dozens of oil workers have been evacuated from a platform in the North Sea amid fears of huge waves, with energy firm CNR International saying it was taking action as a precaution.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow National Severe Weather Warning for snow and ice for tomorrow.

Northern Ireland, Wales and central parts of the UK can expect snow throughout Sunday, according to UK Snow Updates, while London will get some of the white stuff on Monday.

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