Six big storms by Christ­mas

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Femail -

SCOT­LAND faces its stormi­est au­tumn for years with hur­ri­cane­force 90mph-plus wind gusts trig­ger­ing fears of a re­peat of the may­hem in 2011.

Af­ter Storm Aileen’s del­uges last week, six more named storms were forecast by Christ­mas – with Scot­land bear­ing the brunt.

Tyler Roys, of com­mer­cial fore­cast­ing giants Ac­cuWeather, said: ‘Storm cen­tres will travel just north of Scot­land, lead­ing rain to bat­ter much of Scot­land each time they pass through.’

The next six storms will be called Brian, Caro­line, Dy­lan, Eleanor, Fionn and Georgina.

The chaos trig­gered by the fierce storms of 2011 saw 150,000 homes los­ing power, and buses and planes grounded in gusts up to 165mph.

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