Red Weather Warning: Storm Eunice Approaches The United Kingdom

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Forecasters have said Storm Eunice could be the strongest storm in three decades, with 100mph winds expected to batter the west coast.

The Met Office issued a red weather warning along the coastline of Devon and Cornwall for Friday  18/02/2022 as well as the south coast of Wales, due to extremely strong winds.

Waves hit the sea wall at Portstewart in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland as Storm Dudley heads to the north of England and southern Scotland from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, closely followed by Storm Eunice, which will bring strong winds and the possibility of snow on Friday. Picture date: Wednesday February 16, 2022.

Experts are warning that the storm approaching poses a significant danger to life and therefore People in areas with weather warnings are being told to stay indoors where they can.

The Met Office has said people should expect disruptions to power lines and travel across Friday.

They also stated that Britons in the wind-affected areas can expect ‘flying debris’, ‘damage to buildings and homes’, ‘uprooted trees’, ‘power cuts’ and ‘beach materials being thrown onto coastal roads’.

Threats include roads, bridges and railway lines being closed with delays and cancellations to public transport, ferry services and flights, and large waves plus “beach material” being thrown on to coastal roads, seafronts and homes, which could result in flooding for some coastal properties.

The last Red warnings issued was last November 2021 ahead of the arrival of Storm Arwen, which saw very strong winds batter areas on the east coast of Scotland and north-east coast of England.

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