May 26, 2022

Hurricane Younis has caused half-term chaos with both Legoland and London Eye, which is forced to close between winds of 100 mph.

The meteorological office has issued a red “life-threatening” warning as the storm prepares to hit Britain tomorrow.

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Legoland is closing tomorrow.Credit: Alamy

Legoland in Windsor, Brix has now confirmed that it will close its doors due to bad weather.

A statement said: “Due to the weather warning issued by the Met Office, we have made a difficult decision to close the resort tomorrow (February 18).

“If you have a visit we will be in touch to discuss re-booking. We apologize for the disappointment and look forward to seeing you soon!”

The London Eye is also closing tomorrow because winds of up to 100 mph threaten to destroy the country.

And Kew Gardens also announced that it would not open tomorrow – creating half-term chaos for bored families.

He tweeted: “Q Gardens will be closed tomorrow, Friday 18 February 2022, due to bad weather.

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“We apologize for any inconvenience.

“Ticket holders (including Orchids and Orchids After Hours) on Friday 18 February will soon be contacted via See Tickets with details on whether to reschedule their tour or get a refund.”

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Younis could be the worst hurricane in years – according to forecasters the storm could be stronger than Burns Knight in 1990 when speeds reached 107 mph.

All trains in Wales have been canceled because of the red wind warning for life and travel issues.

The British have also been warned not to travel on the roads following the tragic death of a man during Hurricane Dudley last night.

And schools in Wales have been closed and students have been told to stay home to avoid potentially deadly winds.

Becky Mitchell, a Met Office forecaster, said: “With wind gusts we’re predicting right now, we’ve only seen a handful of storms in the last 30 years that have brought similar gusts.

“It’s likely to be a very significant hurricane.”

Meteorologists have now issued a high-level alert for Hurricane Younis, warning that strong winds could “endanger life.”

The red weather warning covers the south coast of Wales along the coastline of Devon and Cornwall and will be effective from 7 a.m. Friday.

Forecasters have called on the British to avoid flying debris and damage to buildings and homes – as roof tiles and power lines are expected to fall.

Meanwhile, they have issued an amber warning for winds covering all of the south of England – and extending north to Blackpool.

It’s Friday between 3am and 9pm.

The Met Office issues early warning of severe or dangerous weather that has the potential to cause “damage, widespread disruption and threat to life.”

Alerts are colored to show the seriousness and potential of the effect, ranging from yellow, amber and red.

Red alert

Red is one of the most serious weather warnings.

This means “extreme weather” and life threatening.

The Met Office says: “Red means you need to take action now to protect yourself and others from the effects of the weather.

“Massive damage, disruption to travel and electricity, and danger to life.

“You must avoid dangerous areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.”

Forecasters say Younis will wreak havoc after Hurricane Dudley hit the northern England, North Wales, Northern Ireland and Scottish borders at speeds of up to 90 mph.

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

And on Friday, Scotland and northern England will experience heavy snowfall, following the issuance of yellow warnings for white matter by meteorologists.

Winds of up to 100 mph are forecast.

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Winds of up to 100 mph are forecast.Credit: Alamy
A red 'life threatening' warning has been issued.

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A red ‘life threatening’ warning has been issued.Credit: © Graham Hunt

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