Parts of Kent could be hit by snow this weekend with Storm Arwen expected to bring freezing conditions, strong winds and showers across the UK.

This is the first named storm of the season and a yellow warning for snow has now been extended to Kent, around the area of ​​Tunbridge Wells.

Weather warnings are in place across the UK. Image: The Met Office

The Met Office warns that temperatures in the county will drop to about 5 degrees C.

While most areas will experience episodes of rain, it is possible that this will turn to snow tomorrow morning, disrupting travel.

There is also a low risk that some rural communities will be isolated and that power cuts will affect homes.

Further north, a red weather warning for wind is in place on the northeast coast, stretching from Newcastle to Aberdeen.

People have been warned to expect more extreme conditions such as high winds that disrupt movement, life-threatening flying debris and damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines slaughtered.

Strong winds and snow are expected.  Image bank
Strong winds and snow are expected. Image bank

Two orange wind warnings were also issued, one along the south west coast covering Cornwall and Wales, and another for the north east coast and Scotland.

This means that trees and buildings are likely to be damaged, and serious injuries are likely to be caused by large waves and beach materials thrown onto coastal roads.

In Kent, gusts of over 40 mph are forecast in some coastal areas, such as Folkestone, tomorrow afternoon and evening.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is also urging people to stay safe near the coast, especially near cliffs, waterfronts and jetties, as inclement weather could make Kent’s coasts unsafe.

Ross Macleod, RNLI Water Safety Officer, said: “This bad weather could make visiting our coasts around the UK and Ireland dangerous and lead to very dangerous sea conditions.

“Sadly, around 150 people accidentally lose their lives in UK and Irish waters each year and more than half of those people did not intend to enter the water.

“Slips, trips and falls can be a major factor in these kinds of incidents.

“If you see someone else in danger in the water, call 999 and ask for the Coast Guard.”