August 6, 2022

A life-threatening warning was issued in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Friday following the eruption of Hurricane Younis with heavy snowfall and winds of up to 98 mph.

Meteorologists have warned of flying debris and big waves, while drivers have been urged to consider staying indoors.

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Trees will be uprooted and power lines will fall as Hurricane Younis hits the UK on Friday, forecasters have warned.Credit: Getty
The storm is hot on Dudley's heels, which catch up today.  Wales will see some of the worst weather - and the Y River has already burst its banks in Powys.

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The storm is hot on Dudley’s heels, which catch up today. Wales will see some of the worst weather – and the Y River has already burst its banks in Powys.Credit: LNP
TheWeatherOutlook's Brian Gage says the models suggest a

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TheWeatherOutlook’s Brian Gage says the models suggest a “catastrophic event” on Friday.Credit: TheWeatherOutlook

He says the forecast is “disturbing” – pointing to the storm with all the signs is “extremely damaging and devastating”, especially for the southern and central parts.

Significant snowfall is expected north of the Midlands, as well as in northern Wales.

There will also be blizzards in Scotland.

Hurricane Dudley will wreak havoc today and tomorrow at 90 mph on northern England, North Wales, Northern Ireland and the Scottish border.

An amber alert has been issued in northern England and Scotland between 4pm and midnight today.

The Meteorological Department says “very strong and disruptive” winds are blowing.

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They say the gusts will knock down trees, damage buildings and homes, tear down roofs and knock down power lines.

Domestic speeds of up to 80 mph are also possible, although coastal areas will be most affected.

The third and fourth hurricanes of 2022 will mark a double wave of scattering.

Between January 29 and 31, Malik and Kori wreaked havoc and tragedy in some areas.

Brian Gayes of The Weather Outlook warned the British to be prepared for this week’s storm.

“The overnight production of most of the models is alarming and indicates that Hurricane Younis will be a very damaging and devastating event for the southern and central regions,” he said.

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“The predictions show that we are going to a big event on Friday,” he said.

Jeremy Phillips, Head of Road Safety at National Highways, said: “We encourage drivers to review the latest weather and travel conditions before departing and to consider whether their Travel is important and can be delayed until conditions improve.

“If you plan to travel, plan your trip and take extra care, give more time for your trip.

“In high winds, lorries, caravans and motorcycles are at particular risk, so we advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.

“Drivers of other vehicles should be aware of sudden gusts of wind that can affect handling and braking, and provide ample space for high-speed vehicles, caravans and motorbikes.”

He warned that bridges may need to be closed during high winds.

Life threatening

Paul Gunderson, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “An active jet stream is operating a low-pressure system across the country, which could disrupt both, and a severe national weather warning has been issued.”

Elsewhere, RNLI warned that bad weather could make the seas “treacherous”, and urged people to take extra precautions in coastal areas.

Samantha Hughes of the charity said: “In a typical year, about 150 people lose their lives on the beach and we know that more than half of them never intended to go underwater.

“Therefore, whether you are walking, jogging or cycling on the beach, please take extra responsibility and avoid taking unnecessary risks or entering the water.

“Specifically, we ask people to stay well behind storms, cold seas and rocky shores, check tidal times before leaving, take a phone with you, and call 999 or 112.” Do it and ask the Coast Guard if you or anyone else is in trouble. “

The RNLI has urged the British to stay away from the coast, expecting strong waves and strong winds in the exposed areas.

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The RNLI has urged the British to stay away from the coast, expecting strong waves and strong winds in the exposed areas.Credit: Global.
Yesterday, a 300-foot wind turbine near Gulfach Gooch, South Wales, was pulled down by a storm.

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Yesterday, a 300-foot wind turbine near Gulfach Gooch, South Wales, was pulled down by a storm.Credit: WNS
Roads and bridges across the country could be closed as Younes tears.

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Roads and bridges across the country could be closed as Younes tears.Credit: PA

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