UK To Experience Blackouts AS Storm Ciara Hits UK with 90mph gale-force winds

As Storm Ciara threatens to hit Britain with gusts of 90mph expected in some areas wind warnings are in place across the country this morning.

Hundreds of flights into and out of European airports were cancelled as Britain’s biggest storm in seven years swept into Scotland, with the rest of the UK being issued with several weather warnings.

Today streets across the country were flooded with some people even having to be rescued by emergency workers from their cars.

This is while some parks, including Richmond Park in London, were closed this morning due to the weather conditions, and many joggers and dog walkers were pictured waiting outside the gates for the space to open.

Avanti West Coast said no trains will run north of Preston on Sunday until further notice because of the impact of Storm Ciara.

The Man City vs. West Ham match, due to be held at the Ethiad stadium this afternoon has also been postponed because of the weather.

In Scotland, officials put in place a 40mph speed limit on the Queensferry Crossing, and ferry services were also cancelled after a weather warning for gusts of up to 75mph was issued by the Met Office.

Yellow weather warnings cover the whole UK, with the heaviest rain expected over high ground where 50-70mm is expected widely with as much as 100mm in a few locations.

Forecasters have warned that flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life, with possible damage to buildings and a chance of power cuts.

Power networks were also bracing for blackouts from gales wreaking havoc on overhead electric cables, and reassured the public they have crews on standby.

The looming disruption in the air has already seen cancellations and delays at UK airports.

London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports have both seen disruption, leaving many passengers faced with hours of chaos.


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