Storm Bella path map: Where is it now?

BRITS have been lashed with gusts over 100mph as Storm Bella rips through the UK. 

The Met Office has issued more yellow warnings for snow and ice in the days leading to the New Year, meaning travel disruptions are likely for parts of Wales, the north of England and Scotland. 

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When did Storm Bella hit the UK? 

Storm Bella was officially named on Christmas Eve and hit the UK on Boxing Day 2020. 

A risk to life warning was soon issued by the Met Office as 70mph winds battered England and Wales.

Brits were forced to evacuate their homes as more than 100 flood warnings were issued across England. 

Over the weekend, Storm Bella battered Britain with 106mph winds, while stranded residents were plucked from floods and homes were plunged into darkness.

High winds, heavy rain and snow is forecast for much of the country in the days after Christmas. 

What weather warnings are in place? 

On Wednesday, December 30, the Met Office has yellow snow and ice warnings in place for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the south coast of England.

The warnings mean icy surfaces are developing with some snowfall.

Roads and railways are likely to be affected by the icy conditions and travellers have been warned to take extra care on the roads.

Yellow rain and snow warnings are in place in the UK for the next two days, but will be isolated to the south of England from tomorrow.

What will the next storm be named?

All the storm names for 2020/21 have already been decided.

The Met Office chooses the names but asks members of the public to make suggestions every year.

The service decided to start naming storms in alphabetical order back in 2014, in the hope that doing so would make people more aware of them and how dangerous they can be.

A total of 21 names were chosen by Met Office and Met Eireann – whittled down from a total of more than 10,000 suggestions submitted by the public.

One name was picked for each letter of the alphabet, apart from Q, U, X, Y and Z.

Every major storm will be named according to the list, ordered alphabetically.

After Storm Bella, the next storm will be named Christoph. 

Among the names on this year's list include Heulwen, Klaas and Saidhbhin.

Storm names for 2020-2021

Here is the full list of storm names for 2020 to 2021:

  • Aiden
  • Bella
  • Christoph
  • Darcy
  • Evert
  • Fleur
  • Gavin
  • Heulwen
  • Iain
  • Julia
  • Klaas
  • Lilah
  • Minne
  • Naia
  • Oscar
  • Phoebe
  • Ravi
  • Saidhbhín
  • Tobias
  • Veronica
  • Wilson

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