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Flights and trains cancelled as storm Ciara winds hit 80mph

by LLB Reporter
9th Feb 20 12:11 pm

Storm Ciara is causing havoc with heavy rain and winds hitting 80mph across the UK, winds are expected to reach 90mph in parts of the country.

Airlines have cancelled dozens of flights both domestic and international and rail firms are operating on a reduced timetable with speed restrictions, passengers are being urged not to travel.

Heathrow Airport are consolidating flights on Sunday to minimise the number of cancelled flights.

British Airways said in a statement: “Like all airlines operating into and out of the UK tomorrow, we are expecting to be impacted by the adverse weather conditions across parts of the UK on Sunday.”

Ferry passengers are facing severe delays and many services have been cancelled. Drivers are facing treacherous driving conditions and there have been reports of falling trees and debris blocking roads.

In south London a trampoline landed on rail tracks disrupting services from the south east into London.

Helen Roberts a meteorologist at the Met Office said there have been “quite exceptional” gusts between 60 and 70mph would be seen in inland areas.

The worst of the weather is likely to hit before 6pm, although warnings are in place until 9pm.

Roberts said, “As well as the strength of the wind there is the rain to come today.

“So far, we have seen some impact from the rain, which has been heavy and persistent across Northern Ireland and northern England in the last 24-hours.

“It is likely we will see further impact from the wind such as falling debris, roof tiles coming off, branches and trees down, with disruption to travel as well.”

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