Weather: What is a 'Weather Bomb'?

Weather bomb Credit: Paul Smith

A 'weather bomb' is defined as an intense low pressure system with a central pressure that falls 24 millibars in a 24-hour period.

What that means is a deep area of low pressure bringing stormy conditions - and there is one such area to the north west of the UK at the moment.

Below is the infrared satellite image of cloud over the Atlantic. You can just make out the swirl from the low pressure system.

This weather system will bring galeforce winds and wintry showers to our region.

To find out the latest weather warning for the UK visit the Met Office warning website.

Deep low pressure Credit: Met Office