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Eerie video sees 'woods move like the sea' as Storm Babet hits UK

Eerie video sees 'woods move like the sea' as Storm Babet hits UK

The storm has already claimed lives and is making the ground move strangely

Eerie footage of Storm Babet tearing through a forest in Mugdock, Stirlingshire, is leaving people disturbed at the impact the weather is having on the land.

In a video taken by David Nugent-Malone, the storm's impact on the trees was making the woods move as though they were the lapping waves of the sea.

His video taken while walking his dog (don't worry, both man and dog got home safely) showed the wind tearing at the trees so much so that the roots rose and fell, pulling the ground around David's feet with it.

Different parts of the woods were shown rising and falling in a rhythmic sequence, which would have been beautiful had it not also been incredibly dangerous.

Two people in the UK have died because of Storm Babet, with a 57-year-old woman swept into a river in Angus and a 56-year-old van driver found dead in his vehicle after it was struck by a falling tree.

As the wind pulls the trees up the ground of the woods rises.
David Nugent-Malone

Storm Babet has led to some parts of the UK being issued with 'danger to life' warnings.

The Met Office has said that central and eastern Scotland are the most vulnerable parts of the UK to the storm.

They also issued a new red weather warning for the north-east of Scotland, saying there is likely to be 'extensive flooding to homes and businesses' along with a chance of buildings becoming damaged and even collapsing.

According to the Met Office, this red weather warning, which indicates that people's lives will be in danger, means there will be 'exceptional rainfall expected to cause severe flooding and disruption'.

People in the town of Brechin, Angus were told to evacuate their homes in the face of Storm Babet.

As the tree sinks back down so does the ground around it. Honestly, it's much more eerie if you watch the video.
David Nugent-Malone

Some residents in places struck by the storm have been left confused as to why there's so much foam left behind.

That's because the wind has churned up the seawater so much, and particularly the organic matter in that water, that it's been turned into foam, which has marked the ground where the storm has hit coastal regions of Scotland.

While warnings of rain and wind abound and the danger they pose to life is tangible, it's best to play it safe and keep a close eye on the Met Office's advice.

As much as you may wish to experience the once-in-a lifetime event of walking through woods as the ground beneath you rises and falls like the waves of the sea, it's probably a better idea to just avoid it.

Featured Image Credit: X/@dsnugentmalone

Topics: UK News, Weather