Hundreds of homes will be evacuated today as Britain’s worst storm on record continues with 80 mph storms and ‘life-threatening’ flood warnings.
This is the first time on record that the three named storms have occurred just a few days apart. the extraordinarily ferocious Storm Eunice four people died and 1.3 million homes were plunged into darkness.
Brits brace for new weather woes as Storm Franklin looms[/caption]
The country is facing the worst storm ever named after Eunice killed four people and plunged 1.3 million households into darkness.[/caption]
A flood warning “dangerous to life” has now been issued. River Severn burst its banks in Worcester[/caption]
Storm Franklin, 800 mile wide squall.will bring “strong and destructive gusts of wind” across Northern Ireland from tonight until tomorrow morning.
The yellow warning is in effect from midnight.
Some northern zip codes will get two inches of snow, and Manchester, Local residents are forced to leave their homes due to fears that the Mersey River will flood into East and West Didsbury.
Manchester City Council has confirmed that 460 families have been ordered to leave the city urgently.
Meanwhile, more than 83,000 people across the UK are still without electricity after worst winter storm in a generation.
The meteorological office published a number weather warnings for today and tomorrowand millions of people are tormented by high winds as they commute to work on Monday.
Forecasters say the explosions will cause more power outagestransport delays and damage.
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Sunday yellow warnings cover Wales and most of England from noon to 3pm, and the North West and Northern Ireland from noon to midnight.
Similar wind warnings were issued for Monday.
An amber rain warning, meaning “there is a possibility that homes and businesses could be flooded”, is also in effect for Cumbria, Lancashire and West Yorkshire from midnight to 6pm on Sunday.
More than 3.1 inches will fall in the most affected areas.
The terrible weather run began with Storm Dudley Wednesday.
Meteorologist Becky Mitchell said the three named storms in such rapid succession is the first time since the system was introduced seven years ago.
“For the first time in a week, we had three named storms and launched the storm naming system in 2015,” she said.
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“We have a really active jet stream, which is why we see so many storms heading straight for the UK.
“We had Dudley on Wednesday, Eunice on Friday and Franklin today.”
Her colleague Craig Snell told the Sun Online that conditions will finally ease next week.
“It will be windy this week, but things look a bit more typical for this time of year,” he said.
“It will be windy, but at the moment there are no warnings after Monday, and we are certainly not going to name new storms in the coming days.
“After we get rid of Franklin, it will still be windy, but hopefully not on the same scale as the last few days.
“Of course, things have been very, very turbulent lately.
“It was a very noticeable change in the weather.”
He said that the strongest winds would hit the country tomorrow morning.
“The most likely location for disruption is Northern Ireland, but there could also be strikes along the coast of Lancashire and Merseyside and possibly North Wales,” he said.
“During the wee hours, winds can reach 80 mph along the northern coast of Northern Ireland, while any coastline adjacent to the Irish Sea can easily experience gusts of 60 to 70 mph.”
Friday was the worst storm in years with Eunice, which toppled trees, tore roofs off houses, and brought down power lines.
The Energy Networks Association said it believed the UK may have experienced a record 24-hour power outage during the storm, impacting around 1.3 million homes.
The organization’s Ross Easton said 8,000 engineers are working to reconnect customers as part of a huge nationwide effort, but many homes will still be out of power next week.
In the midst of the storm The roof of the O2 Arena in London was damaged – causing rapper Dave’s upcoming concerts to be postponed – and the spire of St Thomas’ Church in Wells, Somerset, collapsed to the ground.
O2 stated today that it expects the scheduled UB40 concert to take place as scheduled on Friday. The establishment will remain closed until renovations are completed.
The British Insurers Association has indicated that cleaning up the entire UK could cost more than £300 million.
A spokesman said: “No two storms are the same.
“The latest major storms to hit the UK – Ciara and Dennis – have resulted in over £360m being paid out by insurers.”
National Rail warned that there were still “serious disruptions” to train services “throughout much of the UK”.
Tragically, three Britons and an Irishman are known to have been killed on Friday.
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However, there was little respite even after the wind eased as new 80 mph storm warnings went into effect today.
Forecaster Aidan McGivern said: “On Sunday, the wind will increase much later.
“There is a risk for the northern parts of the country – northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland – 50 to 60 miles per hour inland and 70 to 80 miles per hour around open coasts and hills.”
In Bracklesham Bay, West Sussex, huge waves washed debris onto the beach.[/caption]
Wales has seen some of the worst weather ever. Huge waves lashed the shore at Aberystwyth this morning.[/caption]
Flood water flows down the steps of a house in Halifax, West Yorkshire.[/caption]
Train passengers faced delays on all networks[/caption]