What is a ‘weather bomb’?

The process behind the storm, - rapid cyclogenesis, known colloquially as a ‘weather bomb’ - is a deep low pressure system moving slowly eastwards between Scotland and Iceland.

Tuesday, 9th December 2014, 8:19 pm
A person with an umbrella on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh as Britain is set to battered by a "weather bomb". PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 9, 2014. Widespread weather warnings have been issued as a so-called "weather bomb" is set to batter parts of Britain. Winds of around 80 miles per hour are expected to hit the UK this evening, with severe gales expected across north Wales, Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland for about 48 hours. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

In layman’s terms it is just a lot of wet and windy weather.

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While the weather is expected to get rough it will be nothing on the scale of the powerful storms which battered the country before Christmas last year, causing severe flooding across the country.

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