Ultra severe weather, promising flooding, and tree and property damage, will strike tomorrow with freezing gales, ice, and up to four inches of snow forecast this weekend. And it will get worse on Monday. A bitter -15C Arctic blast will unleash damaging storm-force winds across Scotland and the north with the potential for torrential downpours and floods. Gust speeds could top 120mph over very high ground tomorrow with giant waves topping 50 feet and threatening coastal erosion.

A switch in wind direction will open the floodgates for bitter Polar air to sweep through the country sending thermometers plunging below freezing tomorrow night. The Met Office has issued a raft of severe weather warnings for the next 48 hours with flooding and travel disruption expected. Tomorrow’s storm ‘Gertrude’ would follow Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva and Frank. FULL REPORT