UK weather forecast: Rare ‘widespread danger red alert’ could be issued as storm rages

The UK is being hit by storms Dudley and Eunice with 100 mph severe storms warned by forecasters and the Met Office could issue an extremely rare red warning of the danger. widespread danger

The UK is being battered by two storms this week
The UK is being battered by two storms this week

Britons are facing dual storms with up to 100mph of damage amid snow and high temperatures, which can be seen Met Office release a rare red weather alert.

Hurricane Dudley made landfall with storms making landfall across the country on Wednesday along with heavy rain causing chaos with trees being cut down, roofs collapsing and power cuts.

Winds are set to ease Thursday morning ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Eunice, bringing winds of possibly even more than 100 mph.

People have been advised to stay indoors with a “danger to life” amber warning in place as forecasters believe Eunice could be the strongest storm since 1990 when wind speeds hit 107mph. in Aberporth, Wales.

The amber warning from the Met Office has now been extended to most of the UK on Friday.

A lorry hit its side on an A696 near Otterburn, in Northumberland


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And it’s “increasingly likely” that rarely used red weather warnings could be used, reports Daily mail.

The Met Office’s red alert is defined as: “Hazardous weather is expected and if you have not already done so, you should act now to keep yourself and others safe from impact. action of inclement weather.

“There is a high likelihood that there will be a risk to lives, with significant disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure. You should Avoid travel, if possible, and follow the advice of emergency services and local authorities.”

On Wednesday as Cyclone Dudley moved in for the afternoon, Capel Curig in Wales experienced gusts of up to 81mph, with Emley Moore in Yorkshire seeing winds of 74mph, while Drumalbin in Scotland was hit by gusts of wind 71mph.

An amber warning issued for Storm Eunice on Friday


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It comes ahead of Storm Eunice, with London North East Railway (LNER) warning customers with tickets for journeys between York and Leeds and London King’s Cross on Friday to move them to Thursday instead of disruption and damage expected.

Snow warnings are also in place until Thursday morning in northern parts of Scotland.

Social media users shared images and videos of fallen trees, big waves crashing into coastal areas, howling winds and rain sweeping through quiet roads and overcast and overcast skies, with Some people face delays on public transport.

Wind and rain pounded on Market Street in Manchester


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One person talked about seeing a trampoline on a train track, while others posted photos of the unusual cloud formation.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Clearly there is an overall bleak picture across the country with a combination of rain and snow in the hills in the north.

“Some areas have seen gusts of up to 81 mph so it’s been a very windy day but that should start to taper off as we head tomorrow.

“A new yellow ice warning has been issued for northern parts of Scotland and is expected to last until Thursday morning, which could create some hazardous conditions on the roads. and the way.”

A parked car was completely crushed after strong winds blew bricks outside from a house in Salford


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North West Electric said the outage affected nearly 1,700 homes in Wigan and thousands more around Lancashire.

The Environment Agency has issued three flood warnings as of Wednesday evening in parts of northern England.

East Midlands Railway (EMR) and LNER warn customers of possible service disruption in the coming days.

Avanti West Coast said that due to damage to overhead power lines at Carlisle, all roads towards Glasgow and Edinburgh were blocked.

The storm damaged railway lines in many parts of the country


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ScotRail shut down nearly all routes from 4pm over concerns of falling trees and blowing debris when wind speeds are expected to reach more than 80 mph.

Ferry services in Scotland were also severely disrupted, with 20 of the 29 routes cancelled.

Northern Powergrid says crews are ready to respond to any power cuts.

These conditions are set to come on Friday as Hurricane Eunice is likely to do even more damage, with winds stronger than Dudley, heavy snow and possible blizzard conditions.

Residents of Hume Drive in Uddingston, Glasgow, discovered a large tree that had been knocked down by the wind


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Another amber warning has been issued, with stronger winds likely and predictions that gusts could reach 90 km/h in South West and South Wales.

Mr Petagna says gales can reach 100mph in coastal regions.

The Environment Agency also warned of the risk of flooding in southern England on Friday.

Flood chief Katharine Smith said: “Strong winds could bring coastal flooding to parts of the west, south-west and south coasts of England, as well as the tidal Severn River, extending into early Friday morning and into early afternoon.

Huge waves crash on the North Shore at Blackpool


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“This is because Typhoon Eunice leads to high waves and potential high tides that coincide with the beginning of the spring tide period.”

She said agency teams are preparing, erecting barriers and clearing barriers where flood debris could accumulate.

The Energy Network Association offers advice on hurricane safety.

Spokesman Ross Easton said: “It’s really important to stay safe during bad weather. If you have a downed power line or damaged power grid, stay clear and call 105 for a downed power line. free notice. If there is immediate danger. life or someone is in danger, dial 999.”

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Parts of sunshine and showers, mostly north and west with some snow on the hills. Strong winds and gusts gradually calm down during the day. Rain to the far southwest in the evening.


Showers become limited to northern Scotland. Clouds and rain in the southwest move rapidly northward, turning to snow in the north. Storm winds develop in the southwest direction later.


Rain quickly cleared to the northeast across England and Wales while heavy snow in the north slowly eased afterwards. Particularly windy over much of England and Wales with gusty and intermittent gusts.

Outlook from Saturday to Monday:

The winds eased briefly on Saturday morning, with a cold start, before another wave of wet and windy weather arrived. Particularly windy in the north with occasional winter rain here.

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