Sleepless Night For Millions As Storm Bronagh Batters Britain With 78mph Winds

Heavy rain and more strong winds of 70mph are predicted today as well as warnings about travel misery because of fallen trees and flooding.

This morning, the Met Office said there was a possibility of injuries and loss to life from flying debris as much of Wales and England get hit by high winds.

Overnight Storm Bronagh moved over Wales and England and the Isle of Wight recorded winds of 78mph.

Heavy rain fell throughout Thursday with Sheffield recording nearly half a month’s rain in 24 hours and Sennybridge in Wales recorded 57mm.

There are currently more than 70 flood alerts across the UK although Storm Bronagh has now left our shores, heading east.

A yellow warning for wind is still in force for the east midlands, west midlands, east England, London and south east England, north east England, north west England, south west England, Wales and Yorkshire and Humber.

The warning for wind means there is a possibility of damage to buildings, falling trees and branches and a possible danger to life in parts.

Police have warned motorists to be aware of fallen trees, debris and power lines on the roads during the morning rush hour.

The A1 near Gonerby Moor in Lincolnshire was closed on Friday morning as recovery crews removed a lorry that had left the carriageway, while flooding on the M6 at Crewe forced a slip road to be closed for several hours.

In Cynghordy, Carmarthenshire, a car was videoed floating down a swollen river.

National Rail has said various train routes in Wales will be disrupted because of fallen trees and flooding.

It added that London North Eastern Railway in England is also disrupted, because of damage to overhead lines near Durham that engineers have been working to fix.

East Midlands Trains said there had been severe flooding in Sheffield station, adding that heavy flooding had resulted in trains having to run at reduced speeds.

There were also reports of delays to airborne aircraft arriving at Manchester Airport due to windy conditions.

The second named storm of the season comes just a day after two people were killed during Storm Ali.

On Wednesday, a wind gust of 91mph was recorded in Co Down, the strongest in September in Northern Ireland since records began.
Swiss tourist Elvira Ferrari was killed when the caravan she was in was blown down a rocky incline in Co Galway.

A falling tree in Co Armagh killed Matthew Campbell, from Belfast.
Mr Campbell, who was aged in his 20s and engaged to be married, was working for a construction company on behalf of public utility Northern Ireland Water in Slieve Gullion Forest Park. One of his colleagues was also seriously injured in the incident.

In Cheshire, a woman was seriously injured after a tree fell onto her car, and in the Highlands a man had to be rescued after becoming trapped under a digger in a river in the village of Rogart.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said there could be gusts of up to 70mph on Friday, adding that it will be the first time this season that south east England will be tested by strong winds.

‘The first storm to reach an area each year usually has some fairly significant impacts because all the things you didn’t realise were diseased or rusted or whatever, that’s the first time you know about it – when the first winds arrive,’ he said.

On Friday morning there were three flood warnings in place for Lyme Brook at Newcastle-under-Lyme and Trent Vale in Staffordshire, the River Hipper at central Chesterfield in Derbyshire and the River Rother at Tapton in South Yorkshire.

There are also 34 flood alerts were in place for at-risk areas across the north of England and West Midlands.

There are a further 37 flood alerts across Wales and three flood warnings for the rivers Cothu, Towy and Usk.

Highways England’s head of road safety Richard Leonard urged people to plan their journeys, to take extra care and to allow more time.

‘In high winds, there’s a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes, so we’d advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.

‘Drivers of other vehicles should be aware of sudden gusts of wind which can affect handling and braking, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes plenty of space,’ he said.

The unsettled weather is set to continue with another weather system forecast to bring more wind and rain across parts of the UK on Sunday and into Monday.

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