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UK weather – Storm Fionn blasts UK with 95mph gales leaving thousands but power

NEARLY 30,000 homes have been left but energy as serious gusts reaching 93mph from Storm Fionn smashed the country today.

Wintry winds have caused chaos on roads, trees downed and roofs blown off homes overnight, with forecasters warning of risk to life due to the drifting debris.

 An ASDA car can be seen Jackknifed and crashed into the separator on the A19
An ASDA car can be seen Jackknifed and crashed into the separator on the A19

In Norfolk alone, 16,500 homes were but energy at 7am.

Meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “It’s going to be a cold and stormy day with serve showers generally in the north and west.

“There is likely to be intrusion to transport so before you had conduct out, it’s worth holding a demeanour at the state of the roads you will be travelling on.

“There is a risk you could be held up and behind and if you consider that’s possible, make certain you have essentials with you such as coats, water and food in case you get held up for several hours.”

 Wind warnings are in place for the north this morning
Wind warnings are in place for the north this morning

 

 Emergency services have warned people to stay off the roads
Emergency services have warned people to stay off the roads
 The roof of a three-storey residence in Stoke Heath was blown off due to the clever winds last night
The roof of a three-storey residence in Stoke Heath was blown off due to the clever winds last night
 Trees have been pulled down by the clever winds this morning in northeast London
Trees have been pulled down by the clever winds this morning in northeast London
 Windy weather is unconditional opposite the UK this morning
Windy weather is unconditional opposite the UK this morning
 A yellow warning for sleet is in place for the north today
A yellow warning for sleet is in place for the north today
 A lady clears sleet from her front doorway yesterday in Leadhills, Scotland
A lady clears sleet from her front doorway yesterday in Leadhills, Scotland

Reports of a plantation building blowing onto one of the twin carriageways in Devon have also flush this morning.

The strongest winds are approaching to conduct eastwards, before clearing by mid-morning.

Gusts reached 93mph in Capel Curig in Wales overnight, as good as 83mph in Tibbenham, Norfolk.

Liscombe in Somerset, which is not customarily deliberate a breezy site, available gusts of 74mph, forecasters said, and serve winds in additional of 60mph are approaching to hit south Lincolnshire and East Anglia on Thursday morning.

The Met Office this morning warned: “Very clever winds opposite England and Wales this morning. Be wakeful of longer tour times for the rush hour, generally in eastern tools where gusts over 70 mph are still possible.”

Nearly 12,000 homes were blacked out in Norfolk and Suffolk this morning, with trains also influenced by the extreme weather.

Train user Greater Anglia warned “Due to high winds deleterious the beyond electric wires between Stowmarket and Norwich all lines are blocked.

“Services between Liverpool Street and Norwich may be cancelled, behind or revised. Disruption is approaching until 10am.”

Road, rail and packet services are approaching to be effected by the serious weather, with forecasters adding: “Injuries and risk to life from drifting waste are possible, along with some repairs to buildings.

“In addition, vast waves are approaching to impact some western coasts with beach element being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

Poor weather conditions are also inspiring railways in the Midlands, with beyond electric wires shop-worn between Wolverhampton and Stafford.

A yellow warning for sleet and ice is also in place for Scotland and Ireland, with complicated sleet expected.

Police Scotland has already warned motorists to drive with extreme caution, saying: “If you must drive, there is a high odds of intrusion on the roads and you should design extensive delays.”

It comes after towering rescue teams were yesterday drafted in to help drivers stranded on motorways yesterday after extreme weather.


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