May 20, 2022

Hurricane Younes today triggered two rare red weather warnings as the British made what could be the worst winds in 30 years.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been told to stay indoors during strong winds of 100 mph, which has already closed schools and closed several train lines.

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A tree catches fire after falling on an overhead line on the Scots Railway.Credit: etNetworkRailSCOT
Red, amber and yellow weather warnings are effective today.

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Red, amber and yellow weather warnings are effective today.Credit: Met Office

Severe circumstances prompted the Met Office to issue a “life-threatening” warning, with “flying debris” expected.

There is a possibility of power lines breaking, roofs being blown off and massive power outages.

Winds of up to 70 mph are expected across the UK, with forecasters warning that winds of up to 100 mph could hit most affected areas.

The south coast will be hit by the storm.

Forecasters expect conditions to be so bad that they can compete with those seen during the Great Storm of 1987.

The structure of the rapidly evolving Yunus is similar to that of the “bomb cyclone” 35 years ago.

The storm blew at 120 miles per hour, killing 18 people.

Most read in the Scottish Sun.

University of Reading hurricane scientist Dr. Ambrogio Volonty told The Telegraph: “It was a sting jet that caused catastrophic damage in the ’87 storm.

“Younes, in particular, began its development on the right side of the entrance to the strongest part of this jet stream, in an area particularly favorable for storm development.

This phenomenon was first discovered in 2003 by academics analyzing satellite images and weather data.

They found that ‘sting’ occurs when vapors form at the end of a particular type of cloud and a series of strong winds of 100 miles per hour or more on the earth.

The cloud is tilted like a scorpion’s tail, where this anomaly is named.

Depending on the size of the storm, the sting jet is very narrow – just over 30 miles – and lasts only three or four hours.

However, it does bring unusually strong and destructive winds.

Forecasters initially issued amber warnings for the wind, but were upgraded to rare red warnings following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dudley on Wednesday.

Now, troops are ready to deploy to areas most affected by the storm.

Two red wind warnings are in effect in southern England – one covering the southeast from Epswich to Portsmouth, and the other extending from Cardiff down to the farthest end of Cornwall.

And the Amber Warning covers almost the whole of England, with a yellow wind warning for northeastern England, southwestern Scotland and the east coast of Northern Ireland.


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In Cambridgeshire, a tree cut down by Hurricane Dudley remained unbalanced.

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In Cambridgeshire, a tree cut down by Hurricane Dudley remained unbalanced.Credit: Terry Harris
A passenger battles strong winds and rain as he crosses the Millennium Bridge in London.

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A passenger battles strong winds and rain as he crosses the Millennium Bridge in London.Credit: Tom Bowles / Story Picture Agency

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