May 27, 2022

A 30-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on a car in north London, while a 50-year-old man was killed when a wreck hit the windscreen of a car in which he was traveling. had lived.

In Alton, Hampshire, a 20-year-old man died after being hit by a tree on Old Odeham Road in a Mercedes-Benz sprinter pickup. A man has died after a tree fell on Wexford County in southeastern Ireland.

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Heavy snowfall has closed several major roads in Scotland, with more than 100 schools closed or hastily closed, and weather warnings remain in effect until 6pm on Friday.

The waves hit the port of New Haven in East Sussex today. Photo: Glenn Kirk via Getty Images / AFP

After that, snow alert will be issued in most parts of the country from 6 pm to 9 am on Saturday.

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has issued ten coastal flood warnings for Dumfries and Galway and Air-Tron.

The Met Office has issued stricter weather warnings for Sunday and Monday, which, if called hurricane, would become the third hurricane in five days after Hurricane Dudley on Wednesday.

Hurricane Younes hit southern England hardest, with a rare double red warning – the highest level – for parts of southwest and south Wales and for London and southeast, and for all but the north of England. An amber morning

Snowfall in Balfron today in the Sterling Council area caused problems. Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

Described as one of the worst hurricanes to hit Britain in a generation, Eunice’s gusts were temporarily recorded at 122 miles per hour on Needles on the west coast of the Isle of White off the south coast.

If confirmed, it would be the highest recorded wind speed in England.

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Scotland weather: Hurricane warning at 80 mph for Sunday

The London Ambulance Service said two people were taken to hospital after being injured by debris and falling trees about an hour apart in Waterloo and Stratham, south London.

Hurricane Younis damaged the roof of O2
Arena in London, evacuating 1,000 people. Photo: Stephen Russo / PA Wire

Major roads that have been temporarily closed due to snow include the M90 ​​south of Perth and the A7 between Hawick and Selkirk on the borders.

The A93 closes between Braemar and Glenshee in Aberdeenshire, the A939 closes between Cock Bridge in Aberdeenshire and Tomintoul in Moray.

CalMac suspended several of its west coast ships due to maritime conditions, including Arran, Coll, Tiree and Colonsay, and warned of further disruptions until next week.

A spokesman said: “With more bad weather forecast for the coming days, we are asking customers who plan to travel with us to check their travel before departure.

“It is possible that some shipping will be canceled if the situation worsens, sometimes on short notice.

“This will only be a last resort when our experienced masters agree that shipping will endanger passengers and crew.”

Buildings destroyed by the wind include London’s O2 Arena.

As of 1pm on Friday, more than 140,000 homes were without power, most of them in the south-west of England, Western Power Distribution said.

Wind speeds forced both the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge and the M48 Severn Bridge to close to traffic in Wales, which is believed to be the first time in history that the line connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire has been closed. The Humber Bridge closed at 1:30 p.m.

All four-day cross-border train operators urged passengers not to travel due to possible disruptions, with Onti West Coast and East Coast operator LNER among those canceling services.

However, the Caledonian sleeper was still planning to run its overnight trains between Scotland and London on Friday night.

CrossCountry welcomed the decision by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union to end planned strikes on Saturday and the following week, March 5, when the union withdrew its dispute with the train crew.

The Met Office’s yellow warning for snow includes “a mixture of cold showers and clear spells likely to lead to cold nights with some icy parts not treated.”

A spokesman said: “Strong northwesterly winds will continue to bring heavy cold rains throughout the night on Friday and the first Saturday.

“Some snow is likely to accumulate more than 200 meters, with another 10-15 centimeters on the mountains, but the winter mix increases the risk of icy roads and pavements because the surfaces are wet with rain or hail / snow / mud. Stay and then fall. Below the freezing point. “

The agency’s yellow warning for strong winds from Sunday afternoon to 24 hours includes gusts that can reach up to 80 mph.

It will cover most of Scotland except the extreme north until Monday afternoon.

The warning also covers parts of Northern Ireland, northwest England and North Wales.

A spokesman for the Meteorological Department said: “Another series of strong winds is expected in Northern Ireland, Scotland and some Irish beaches.

“Winds can reach up to 50-60 miles per hour inland and 70-80 miles per hour at a time on mountains and exposed beaches. Large waves are also expected.

“There will be heavy, frequent and rapid cold showers with strong winds. Blizzard conditions are expected in the mountains before the situation eases after Monday.”

A separate yellow warning for rain has been issued for the north of England from midnight to 6pm on Sunday from the border to Derbyshire in the south.

The Met Office said: “A band of heavy rain will hit parts of north-west England on Sunday and will slow down for a while, with some heavy rains, especially on high ground.

“The duration and intensity of rain can be as wide as 20 to 40 millimeters, but some exposed sites can see up to 75 to 100 millimeters.

“It will fall on the already saturated land.

“The rain should clear the south by Sunday evening.”

Steve Ramsdale, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “The winds will drop below their normal altitude on Friday, but for many people the topic of wet and windy weather continues through the weekend.

“South will see wet and windy weather on Saturday, before the northern and western regions, including Northern Ireland, see some more potentially disruptive conditions on Sunday.”

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