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Storm Debi roars in as 80mph gusts batter Britain: Timber collapse on to automobiles, roads are left underwater, BA cancels 50 flights from Heathrow and 100 flood alerts are issued – and there is extra to come back

Storm Debi roars in as 80mph gusts batter Britain: Timber collapse on to automobiles, roads are left underwater, BA cancels 50 flights from Heathrow and 100 flood alerts are issued – and there is extra to come back


Folks throughout the UK have been thrown into journey chaos as flights have been cancelled and trains have been delayed as Storm Debi arrived within the UK. 

British Airways has cancelled 50 flights from London Heathrow immediately after elements of northern Eire, northwest Wales and northern England  have been hammered by winds of up 77mph this afternoon. 

Trains have additionally been cancelled throughout the nation after gale power winds introduced down bushes at a number of areas, damaging overhead traces. Some rail networks in Scotland have additionally been halted on account of flooding, throwing passengers into disarray. 

There are presently greater than 100 flood alerts in place in England, with flooding anticipated in areas in Yorkshire, the Midlands, Norfolk, Sussex and the South East after Storm Debi unleashed torrential downpours immediately. 

The Met Workplace has issued an amber climate warning for wind, lively from 10am till 4pm, for elements of the North West protecting coastal areas north of Liverpool as much as Whitehaven, with the potential for flying particles to current a hazard to life. 

The forecaster has additionally issued a yellow climate warning for thunderstorms, which is in place between 5am and 12pm tomorrow throughout the south of England, from London to Cornwall.

NORTH YORKSHIRE: A bus struggles to drive through the waters on a flooded A684 Appersett

NORTH YORKSHIRE: A bus struggles to drive by the waters on a flooded A684 Appersett

NORTH YORKSHIRE: The heavy rain left the road 'impassable' according to one eyewitness

NORTH YORKSHIRE: The heavy rain left the road 'impassable' according to one eyewitness

NORTH YORKSHIRE: The heavy rain left the highway ‘impassable’ based on one eyewitness

GALWAY: Cars were submerged in the harbour city after the storm swept across Ireland overnight

GALWAY: Cars were submerged in the harbour city after the storm swept across Ireland overnight

GALWAY: Automobiles have been submerged within the harbour metropolis after the storm swept throughout Eire in a single day

DUBLIN: A worker had a lucky escape when a tree fell on top of his van during the storm

DUBLIN: A worker had a lucky escape when a tree fell on top of his van during the storm

DUBLIN: A employee had a fortunate escape when a tree fell on prime of his van in the course of the storm

DUBLIN: He was sitting in the vehicle when the tree came crashing down, shattering his windscreen with glass scattered all over the windscreen

DUBLIN: He was sitting in the vehicle when the tree came crashing down, shattering his windscreen with glass scattered all over the windscreen

DUBLIN: He was sitting within the car when the tree got here crashing down, shattering his windscreen with glass scattered all around the windscreen 

An amber climate warning for wind – which means buildings might be broken and journey disruption was probably – has remained in place this afternoon for North West England. The Met Workplace’s amber alert for North West England, protecting coastal areas from Liverpool to Whitehaven, was put in place till 4pm.

Gusts of 77mph have been recorded in Gwynedd, 74mph at Killowen in Northern Eire and 68mph on the Isle of Man because the low stress system moved throughout the Irish Sea.

Winds of 70-80mph have been anticipated on the coast, with 60-65mph predicted for inland areas as Storm Debi strikes from west to east, heading out into the North Sea this night.

Folks have been instructed to anticipate flying particles, tiles blown off roofs, highway and bridge closures, public transport to be affected, doable energy cuts and harmful circumstances by the ocean.

These residing close to the ocean have been instructed to avoid the waterfront, with big waves seen battering Blackpool seafront this morning. 

A lady has been taken to hospital after being hit by flying particles as Storm Debi’s path of destruction additionally introduced coastal flooding and widespread energy outages throughout Eire. 

A yellow warning for wind, the bottom degree of alert, is in place till 6pm for areas together with Bangor and St Davids in Wales and Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool in England. 

The Met Workplace has issued a yellow warning of heavy rain for Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Angus and Moray which is in place from 10am till 9pm on Monday, whereas a yellow warning for wind and rain was in place in Northern Eire from 3am to 2pm immediately. 

WHITEHAVEN: The waves crash over the jetty in the seaside town in Cumbria

WHITEHAVEN: The waves crash over the jetty in the seaside town in Cumbria

WHITEHAVEN: The waves crash over the jetty within the seaside city in Cumbria

GWYNEED: The waterfall in Porth Felan is blown upwards due to the ferocity of the winds in Wales

GWYNEED: The waterfall in Porth Felan is blown upwards due to the ferocity of the winds in Wales

GWYNEED: The waterfall in Porth Felan is blown upwards as a result of ferocity of the winds in Wales

Heavy flooding was seen in the West End of Glasgow today as Storm Debi hits the UK with weather warnings for wind and rain in large parts of the UK

Heavy flooding was seen in the West End of Glasgow today as Storm Debi hits the UK with weather warnings for wind and rain in large parts of the UK

Heavy flooding was seen within the West Finish of Glasgow immediately as Storm Debi hits the UK with climate warnings for wind and rain in massive elements of the UK

The trunk of a large tree rests atop a car in Greenwich South east London after being blown down during high winds bought on by Storm Debi

The trunk of a large tree rests atop a car in Greenwich South east London after being blown down during high winds bought on by Storm Debi

The trunk of a big tree rests atop a automobile in Greenwich South east London after being blown down throughout excessive winds purchased on by Storm Debi

Storm Debi hit Blackpool this morning causing huge waves to crash onto the pier

Storm Debi hit Blackpool this morning causing huge waves to crash onto the pier

Storm Debi hit Blackpool this morning inflicting big waves to crash onto the pier 

AMBLESIDE: The waters in the stream in the Cumbrian town could be seen rapidly flowing and almost bursting its banks

AMBLESIDE: The waters in the stream in the Cumbrian town could be seen rapidly flowing and almost bursting its banks

AMBLESIDE: The waters within the stream within the Cumbrian city might be seen quickly flowing and nearly bursting its banks

Drivers get caught in deep surface water on the A3 slip road Kingston by pass, south-west London after heavy rain this morning

Drivers get caught in deep surface water on the A3 slip road Kingston by pass, south-west London after heavy rain this morning

Drivers get caught in deep floor water on the A3 slip highway Kingston by go, south-west London after heavy rain this morning

An amber weather warning has been issued for parts of north-west England as Storm Debi hits the UK, bringing heavy rain and severe gale-force winds

An amber weather warning has been issued for parts of north-west England as Storm Debi hits the UK, bringing heavy rain and severe gale-force winds

An amber climate warning has been issued for elements of north-west England as Storm Debi hits the UK, bringing heavy rain and extreme gale-force winds

A fallen tree on the Dublin Road in Dundalk, Irleand, where heavy winds have been reported across the country

A fallen tree on the Dublin Road in Dundalk, Irleand, where heavy winds have been reported across the country

A fallen tree on the Dublin Highway in Dundalk, Irleand, the place heavy winds have been reported throughout the nation

A fallen tree on the Coes Road in Dundalk, Co Louth, in Irleand. Heavy winds and fallen trees have been reported across the country today as Storm Debi has arrived across the UK

A fallen tree on the Coes Road in Dundalk, Co Louth, in Irleand. Heavy winds and fallen trees have been reported across the country today as Storm Debi has arrived across the UK

A fallen tree on the Coes Highway in Dundalk, Co Louth, in Irleand. Heavy winds and fallen bushes have been reported throughout the nation immediately as Storm Debi has arrived throughout the UK

A beach rescue truck struggles to manoeuvre through torrential rain in Blackpool as Storm Debi batters the north east of England

A beach rescue truck struggles to manoeuvre through torrential rain in Blackpool as Storm Debi batters the north east of England

A seashore rescue truck struggles to manoeuvre by torrential rain in Blackpool as Storm Debi batters the north east of England 

Storm Debi combined with high tide brings large crashing waves, battering against the sea defences along Aberystwyth seafront in Ceredigion, Wales, this morning

Storm Debi combined with high tide brings large crashing waves, battering against the sea defences along Aberystwyth seafront in Ceredigion, Wales, this morning

Storm Debi mixed with excessive tide brings massive crashing waves, battering towards the ocean defences alongside Aberystwyth seafront in Ceredigion, Wales, this morning

Storm Debi has developed rapidly overnight and will bring impacts across parts of the UK today, Met Office meteorologists have claimed

Storm Debi has developed rapidly overnight and will bring impacts across parts of the UK today, Met Office meteorologists have claimed

Storm Debi has developed quickly in a single day and can carry impacts throughout elements of the UK immediately, Met Workplace meteorologists have claimed

Weather warnings have been issued for large parts of the UK, as the storm is forecast to sweep across Ireland before reaching northern England and parts of Wales today, with the potential for 80mph gusts in some areas

Weather warnings have been issued for large parts of the UK, as the storm is forecast to sweep across Ireland before reaching northern England and parts of Wales today, with the potential for 80mph gusts in some areas

Climate warnings have been issued for giant elements of the UK, because the storm is forecast to brush throughout Eire earlier than reaching northern England and elements of Wales immediately, with the potential for 80mph gusts in some areas

A yellow warning for wind, the lowest level of alert, will be in place from 4am until 6pm for areas including Bangor and St Davids in Wales and Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool in England. Aberdeenshire in Scotland will have a yellow warning for rain from 10am until 9pm

A yellow warning for wind, the lowest level of alert, will be in place from 4am until 6pm for areas including Bangor and St Davids in Wales and Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool in England. Aberdeenshire in Scotland will have a yellow warning for rain from 10am until 9pm

A yellow warning for wind, the bottom degree of alert, will probably be in place from 4am till 6pm for areas together with Bangor and St Davids in Wales and Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool in England. Aberdeenshire in Scotland can have a yellow warning for rain from 10am till 9pm

Very strong winds will move across the northern areas of the UK today, while it will remain rather mild in the south

Very strong winds will move across the northern areas of the UK today, while it will remain rather mild in the south

Very sturdy winds will transfer throughout the northern areas of the UK immediately, whereas it’ll stay relatively delicate within the south

Rail passengers are dealing with disruption in Scotland as Storm Debi sweeps in, with velocity restrictions being put in place and a few companies halted on account of flooding.

Community Rail Scotland stated velocity limits must be put in place because of the climate. Trains are unable to run on the road between Dumfries and Sanquhar because of heavy flooding.

A restriction is already in place because of the climate on the West Highland line between Garelochhead and Crianlarich.

Components of north-east Scotland more likely to see heavy rain have been additionally battered by Storm Babet final month, together with Brechin in Angus, the place lots of of houses needed to be evacuated after the river South Esk breached its banks.

In a submit on X, previously referred to as Twitter, Community Rail stated: ‘Storm Debi is not anticipated to impression our community as a lot as current storms however the excessive winds & heavy rain do imply that we have to restrict practice speeds on just a few sections of observe from 17:00 immediately till 08:00 tomorrow on a number of sections of observe between Montrose & Portlethen and likewise between Huntly and Insch.

‘Moreover, a velocity restriction is already in place on the West Highland Line till 08:30 tomorrow between Garelochhead and Crianlarich.’

Chief meteorologist Matthew Lehnert stated: ‘Storm Debi has developed quickly in a single day and can carry impacts throughout elements of the UK immediately.

‘Due to the actual threat of impacts to elements of County Armagh and County Down this morning and elements of north-west England by a lot of the day we’ve issued two amber wind warnings.’

Commuters attempt to shelter during wet and windy weather on London Bridge in central London as storm Debi arrives in the UK

Commuters attempt to shelter during wet and windy weather on London Bridge in central London as storm Debi arrives in the UK

Commuters try and shelter throughout moist and windy climate on London Bridge in central London as storm Debi arrives within the UK

Those in coastal areas have been advised to keep away from the waterfront, with huge waves seen battering Brighton seafront this morning

Those in coastal areas have been advised to keep away from the waterfront, with huge waves seen battering Brighton seafront this morning

These in coastal areas have been suggested to avoid the waterfront, with big waves seen battering Brighton seafront this morning

Commuters walking across London Bridge today were caught in heavy downpours as Storm Debi arrives on UK shores

Commuters walking across London Bridge today were caught in heavy downpours as Storm Debi arrives on UK shores

Commuters strolling throughout London Bridge immediately have been caught in heavy downpours as Storm Debi arrives on UK shores

A car creates a splash as it drives through a flooded road in Greenwich, south-east London, following torrential this morning

A car creates a splash as it drives through a flooded road in Greenwich, south-east London, following torrential this morning

A automobile creates a splash because it drives by a flooded highway in Greenwich, south-east London, following torrential this morning

Commuters shelter during wet weather at Westcombe Park station in Greenwich, south-east London, this morning as Storm Debi arrives in the UK

Commuters shelter during wet weather at Westcombe Park station in Greenwich, south-east London, this morning as Storm Debi arrives in the UK

Commuters shelter throughout moist climate at Westcombe Park station in Greenwich, south-east London, this morning as Storm Debi arrives within the UK

Storm Debi will bring heavy rain to parts of the UK today. Pictured: A lorry drives along a flooded street in south-east London this morning

Storm Debi will bring heavy rain to parts of the UK today. Pictured: A lorry drives along a flooded street in south-east London this morning

Storm Debi will carry heavy rain to elements of the UK immediately. Pictured: A lorry drives alongside a flooded avenue in south-east London this morning

British Airways has reportedly cancelled 50 flight from London Heathrow following the highly effective winds introduced by Storm Debi. 

The Telegraph reported that departures from the capital to Aberdeen, Belfast, Manchester, Newcatsle, Edinburgh and Glasgow have all been grounded whereas companies to different cities in Europe have additionally been axed. 

In the meantime, forecasters warned of a possible ‘hazard to life’ as colleges in elements of Eire which delayed opening on account of climate warnings throughout the island.

A yellow warning for each county in Eire got here into impact at midnight and remained in place till 3pm on Monday, and the vast majority of individuals are additionally residing in areas the place the Irish meteorological company has issued purple warnings on account of ‘extreme and damaging gusts’.

A second purple warning was in impact for Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Meath, Wicklow, Offaly and Westmeath till 9am.

A standing orange wind warning additionally applies to those counties in addition to Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Kilkenny, Longford, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Carlow and the remainder of Galway and Roscommon from 2am till 10am. 

Jonathan Vautrey, meteorologist for the Met Workplace, urged individuals to ‘take care earlier than you journey’ as morning rush hour is predicted to be affected.

He stated: ‘There will probably be some heavy rainfall, the potential for flying particles, the potential for disruption to journey and infrastructure in locations.’

Dublin Airport warned the climate ‘might trigger some disruption to early morning flights’, whereas the Luas stated there will probably be no Pink or Inexperienced Line tram companies working earlier than roughly 10am. 

Dublin Coach stated quite a few its companies had been cancelled due to the climate warnings with updates to be supplied all through the day.

Dublin Bus stated none of its companies will function earlier than 10am on Monday on account of Storm Debi, and there will probably be a phased return with some disruptions later within the day.

A separate in a single day purple warning for east Galway and south Roscommon was prolonged till 7am. A yellow warning applies to each county in Eire till 3pm immediately.

Eire’s Nationwide Emergency Co-ordination Group (NECG) suggested colleges and pre-schools in a number of counties to stay closed till 10am immediately.

A spokesman for the Irish electrical energy firm ESB stated roughly 100,000 prospects have been with out energy provide at 7:45am on Monday on account of Storm Debi. 

Jason Kelly, chief meteorologist on the Met Workplace, stated: ‘The strongest winds are anticipated to have an effect on elements of the Republic of Eire early on Monday, probably coinciding with the morning commute, earlier than affecting elements of north Wales and northern England into the afternoon. 

‘While the very strongest winds can have eased considerably earlier than reaching the UK, we’re nonetheless anticipating some vital impacts, and a wind warning has been issued.

‘Moreover, Debi will carry a interval of heavy rain to Northern Eire for which a mixed wind and rain warning has been issued.’

Simon Partridge, a spokesman for the Met Workplace, added: ‘For elements of north-west Wales and England, there’s a chance of 70 to 80mph winds.

‘It will likely be a moist and blustery day for all.’



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