On Friday morning Storm Eunice reached southwest England and south Ireland, bringing the strongest wind gusts in this region for decades. The storm developed in the central Atlantic and spun up from the Azores towards Europe via the jet stream, according to the UK’s Meteorological Office.
The Met Office had issued a series of ‘red notice’ warnings as the storm approached, noting that the weather system posed a danger to life. Wind speeds up to 122mph were recorded (196kph). reportedThe Needles are located on the Isle of Wight.
Meteorologists have also cautioned that “significant gusts”This could cause flying debris to fall, posing a danger to lives.
Many people have lost power due to severe weather conditions, and many businesses had to shut down. There have been widespread cancellations of bus, train and flight services.
According to BBC, there are currently no trains operating in Wales.
Videos posted online appear to show pilots struggling to land at London’s Heathrow Airport, and the roof of the O2 Arena has suffered damage.
Although the warnings about storms were misguided initially, many people in the southwest awoke to clear skies and gentle winds. As the day progressed, however, it became more inclement.
Numerous reports have surfaced of small damage to trees and walls. Fences were also damaged by the wind and roofs have fallen.
For the Severn River and its connection to the Bristol Channel, tidal surge warnings have been issued. But the river hasn’t burst its banks.
Although the majority of the storm has moved out of England’s West Country by midday today, Amber Warnings are in force for Friday evening and morning.
Eunice is born just days following Storm Dudley’s devastating impact on the UK/Ireland.
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