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At least 2 lifeless as Storm Arwen thrashes the UK

The Met Office mentioned Northumberland in northern England, was hit by in a single day gusts of wind of 98 mph (157 km/h) and Devon within the southwest additionally skilled winds of 92 mph. Rare pink climate warnings have been issued on Friday after the Met Office described situations as “horrendous.” The pink warnings expired on Saturday however amber and yellow warnings stay in place and folks in lots of areas are being suggested to journey provided that “absolutely necessary.”

Residents clear branches from a fallen tree in Birkenhead, northwest England on November 27, as Storm Arwen triggered a rare red weather warning.
PA Media experiences {that a} man in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, died on Friday when his automobile was struck by a falling tree and in addition reported that Cumbria Police mentioned a person from Lancaster died in Ambleside after a tree fell on him simply earlier than 11 p.m. GMT (6 p.m. EST) on the identical day.

The Met Office warned Britons to remain secure alongside coastlines, particularly alongside the east coast of Scotland and northeast coast of England whereas the Royal National Lifeboat Institution named Storm Arwen their first winter storm of the 12 months and mentioned the “severe weather could make our seas and coastlines particularly dangerous.”

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Train networks throughout the UK have reported disruptions attributable to Arwen, as ScotRail companies have been disrupted between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street, Dunblane and Stirling after a barn was blown on to the road close to Falkirk. TransPennine Express companies between Newcastle and Edinburgh have additionally been canceled.

Many have been left with out energy on Friday night time, as Northern Powergrid mentioned extreme winds had precipitated cuts for greater than 55,000 prospects primarily in Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear.

The Met Office mentioned that the storm will “continue to bring strong winds” throughout many elements of the nation and “the cold air combined with the strong winds will give a very cold day right across the country.”

A man walks past a car lying under fallen masonry from a property Sunderland, northeast England, after high winds battered some areas of the country.

Snow has been falling and selecting roads throughout southern England and the Midlands however the Met Office mentioned it ought to ease and transfer away to the south, as some areas expertise a wintry mixture of rain, sleet and snow.

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