Further stormy weather is predicted across Britain, particularly in the north of the country, in the wake of Storm Gertrude which has battered Scotland with 100 mph winds. The Met Office has said the weather will remain unsettled over the coming days with the prospect of further deep Atlantic depressions bringing spells of wind, rain and snow.

The weather will remain very windy in the north of the UK with severe gales across Scotland. These strong winds will be combined with frequent sleet or snow showers, leading to some drifting and blizzard conditions, especially over high ground. Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have all been issued with severe weather warnings, because of the wind and snow.

Conditions will ease over the coming days. A quieter spell of weather is likely Saturday night and into Sunday (31 January), with milder, wetter weather spreading from the south-west. However, on Monday a strong low pressure system moving in from the Atlantic will being with it strong west or south-westerly winds across much of the UK as it passes over northern Scotland.

Gales or severe gales with heavy rain are expected across north-western parts. These winds could bring disruption to transport as well as power supplies.

Will Lang, Chief Operational Meteorologist said: "With several periods of severe weather forecast to affect the UK over the coming days, it's a good idea to keep a close eye on the forecast and the National Severe Weather Warnings as the details of what areas are to be affected and when, are likely to change."