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New storm set to batter UK and Ireland tomorrow following Storm Isha chaos

New storm set to batter UK and Ireland tomorrow following Storm Isha chaos

It's not over yet!

Over the past few hours, Storm Isha has battered the UK, with 100mph winds sweeping across the country.

And it's caused absolute carnage.

Trains and planes have been diverted and cancelled, with people left hundreds of miles away from their destination.

Just spare a thought for those onboard the Ryanair flight headed for Dublin yesterday (21 January), who ended up circling the skies for hours on end.

After hovering over Dublin, then Manchester, then East Midlands, and ended up being dropped off in Paris.

Sacré bleu!


As well as travel arrangements, many homes have also been left without power as a result of the storm.

More than 170,000 properties in Ireland were affected, with disruption to the electricity and transport networks across the UK.

And Northern Ireland Electricity Networks said hundreds of extra staff had been brought in and incident centres opened after around 45,000 customers were left without power, many of them overnight.

Promising support, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “The first thing to say is my thoughts are with all those who’ve been affected by the storm over the past day or so. My thanks also to all the emergency responders who have been working incredibly hard to support people.

“I would urge people to just continue to monitor the travel advice to make sure they’re doing everything to keep them and their families safe.

“And regarding power, the progress we’ve made is almost 300,000 properties have had their power restored.

Storm Isha has been battering the UK.

“Obviously, there are still some where that’s not the case, but I want to reassure everyone we’re working as hard as we can with the relevant authorities to get those people’s power restored as quickly as possible.”

But it looks like we're not out of the woods just yet, as another storm is on its way... and it's already been named.

Yep, according to experts, Storm Jocelyn is set to hammer the UK and Ireland from tomorrow (23 January) and into Wednesday (24 January).

The storm has been named by the Irish meteorological service, Met Éireann, with severe gusts expected.

Every year, the Met office, Met Éireann and KNMI, the three weather organisations, compile a list of storm names for each letter of the alphabet, except for Q, U, X, Y and Z, in order to adhere to storm naming conventions.

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Topics: UK News, Weather