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Met Office Issues Weather Warning To All Of England Ahead Of Storm Eunice

Dominic Smithers

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Met Office Issues Weather Warning To All Of England Ahead Of Storm Eunice

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for the whole of England and Wales as Storm Eunice looks set to batter the country.

It comes off the back off Storm Dudley, which left thousands of homes without power yesterday (16 February).

Experts are now urging people to 'stay indoors', with a 'danger to life' Amber warning in place for large parts of the country tomorrow (18 February).

According to reports, further outages and disruption to the transport network is expected in the next day.

A Met Office forecaster has even warned that Storm Eunice could be the worst in 30 years, saying it could be the strongest since the Burns Day storm of 1990.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Forecaster Becky Mitchell told the Mirror: "With the wind gusts we are forecasting at the moment, we've only seen a handful of storms in the past 30 years that have brought similar gusts. It's got the potential to be up there as quite a notable storm.

"Winds are likely to be 60 to 70mph inland across the south of the UK. It's quite unusual, we don't see gusts that high over such a wide area in the south. The Burns Day Storm brought similar gusts."

The Met Office website has issued a Yellow warning for snow and ice for the north of England, with Sheffield, Leeds, Carlisle, Newcastle and Edinburgh, as well as Belfast and the whole of Northern Ireland affected.

It reads: "There is a chance of travel delays on roads, possibly with stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

"There is a slight chance that some rural communities could be temporarily cut off.

"There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected."

The warning runs from 3am tomorrow morning until 6pm that same day.

However for Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff and London, an Amber wind warning has been put in place.

The sites says that the country could experience some power cuts, cancellations to transport links and large waves are expected to hit coastal towns.

It says: "There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life.

"Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

"Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights.

"There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur and possibly affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

"Large waves are likely and beach material is likely to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

"It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted trees."

The Amber warning is currently in place from 3am to 9pm tomorrow.

This comes after Storm Dudley hit yesterday, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

People reported cars having been wrecked and homes damaged as 100mph winds hit the country.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Weather, UK News

Dominic Smithers
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