Weather warning and ‘danger to life’ flood alert issued ahead of Storm Debi
Multiplehave been issued by the as Debi unleashes heavy and severe gale-force across parts of the .
It comes as there are currentlin place across the UK on Monday, with one weather warning issued for Tuesday.
from Storm Debi were causing across , as the Met Office warned of “danger to life” from flying debris, “fast flowing or deep floodwater”, and large waves in some areas.
Strong winds have also been recorded this morning in the region, with the highest reaching 74mph at Killowen in Co Down.
Across northwest England, “inland gusts of 60-65 mph are likely in places whilst along the coast gusts of 70-80 mph are expected,” the Met Office said.
It comes afterboth wreaked havoc across the country over the past couple of months.
Storm Debi’s ‘strongest winds’ across Northern Ireland and Wales today
The Met Office said the “strongest winds” from Storm Debi were across Northern Ireland and northwest Wales earlier today, with the peak wind gusts more recently on Irish Sea coasts in northern England.
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 14:37
What weather warnings are in place today?
There are currently four yellow and one amber weather warning in place across the UK for Monday.
Amber – Wind: North West England, Yorkshire & Humber. In place until 4pm.
Yellow – Wind: East Midlands, North East England, North West England, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber. In place until 6pm.
Yellow – Rain: North East England, North West England, Yorkshire & Humber. In place until 6pm.
Yellow – Rain: Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian. In place until 9pm.
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 14:05
Northern Ireland hit by high winds and heavy rain as Storm Debi blows in
High winds and rain from Storm Debi were causing road closures and disruption to public transport across.
Police have urged people to stay at home, with a yellow weather warning in place until 2pm.
Thesaid Storm Debi would track across the region, with gusts of around 65mph expected through Co Antrim and Co Down.
One of the highest gusts recorded on Monday morning was a wind speed of 74mph at Killowen in Co Down.
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 13:58
Storm Debi causes disruption on Scotland’s railways
Rail passengers are facing disruption as Storm Debi sweeps in, with speed restrictions being put in place and some services halted due to flooding.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of heavy rain for Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Angus and Moray which is in place from 10am until 9pm on Monday.
Network Rail Scotland said speed limits will have to be put in place as a result of the weather.
Trains are unable to run on the line between Dumfries and Sanquhar as a result of heavy flooding.
A restriction is already in place as a result of the weather on the West Highland line between Garelochhead and Crianlarich.
Parts of north-east Scotland likely to see heavy rain were also battered by Storm Babet last month, including Brechin in Angus, where hundreds of homes had to be evacuated after the river South Esk breached its banks.
In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Network Rail said: “Storm Debi isn’t expected to impact our network as much as recent storms but the high winds & heavy rain do mean that we need to limit train speeds on a few sections of track from 17:00 today until 08:00 tomorrow on several sections of track between Montrose & Portlethen and also between Huntly and Insch.
“Additionally, a speed restriction is already in place on the West Highland Line until 08:30 tomorrow between Garelochhead and Crianlarich.”
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 13:19
Ireland suffers more damage from latest storm
Devastating winds and flooding unleashed on the Republic of Ireland on Monday in the latest storm to hit the island.
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 12:51
In pictures: Waves crash over Kent as Storm Debi hits UK
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 12:35
Scheme to help people affected by flooded homes extended in Ireland
An Irish Government scheme to support people living in homes affected by flooding has been extended to Co Galway following Storm Debi.
Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said the humanitarian assistance scheme will also be extended to other affected areas as required.
Ms Humphreys said: “I’m very conscious of the serious disruption that severe weather and flooding is causing for individuals and families in County Galway, especially in Oranmore and parts of Galway City.”
Levels of payment under the scheme depend on the relative severity of damage experienced and household income.
The scheme does not cover risks that are already covered by insurance policies or cover business or commercial losses.
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 11:51
Watch: Storm Debi likely to bring dangerous winds as amber warning issued
Storm Debi likely to bring dangerous winds as amber warning issued
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 11:27
Storm Debi leaves trail of flooding and road debris across Ireland
Storm Debi’s trail of destruction has brought coastal flooding and left around 100,000 homes and businesses without power across the island of Ireland.
Heavy winds and fallen trees have been reported across Ireland as local authorities moved to respond to the damage following the lifting of red and orange weather alerts.
There has been coastal flooding in Galway City and nearby Oranmore.
Downed trees and flooding were reported in Co Cavan while Louth County Council also recorded fallen power lines.
Fire crews in Meath responded to a number of incidents involving vehicles and fallen trees but reported no injuries.
The ESB said it would have to work late through the night to return power to customers.
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 11:15
New yellow weather warning issued
A new yellow weather warning for rain has been issued across parts of northern England as heavy showers pour down.
The warning covers Durham, Northumberland, Blackpool, Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
It is in place from 11am until 6pm on Monday.
Maryam Zakir-Hussain13 November 2023 10:54
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