Storm Barra Road: Where will be hit by the storm today – maps and timetables | Weather | New
Just over a week after Storm Arwen hit parts of the UK, a second storm is expected to wreak havoc again today.
On Sunday, the Met Office named a low pressure system coming in from the Atlantic Ocean as Storm Barra.
The storm has now made its way inland and continues the theme of wet and windy weather that large parts of the UK witnessed earlier this week.
So where is Storm Barra expected to affect and which areas are expected to feel its impact the most?
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The Met Office today issued several yellow wind warnings for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The first of them went into effect from 6 a.m. this morning and some are expected to remain in place until Wednesday.
Gales of up to 70 mph are expected in some places, with a strong possibility of widespread disruption in communities.
Frank Saunders, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: âThe strong winds arriving across the west until Tuesday morning will spread inland and reach eastern areas in the aftermath. noon and early evening.
According to the latest rain radars from Windy, WXCharts and Netweather, a band of rain is currently lashing northern Northern Ireland, South Ayrshire and Dumfries, parts of the North West and Wales.
Met Office maps show that the storm is setting in over the North West, East of Scotland and North Wales in the coming hours, where it “will continue to bring a mix of heavy rain, of # snow and strong winds “.
High winds still hit the UK, with gusts of 69 mph recorded at West Freugh near Stranraer and 68 mph at Machrihanish in Argyll.
Roads have been disrupted, several schools have closed and some services have been suspended as the country grapples with the storm.
Snow slowed traffic along the M74 and M8, while a tree fell on the A702 between Lamington and Coulter.
Speed âârestrictions have been put in place along the routes of train provider LNER, while the southwest rail network has imposed a speed restriction of 50 mph.
And the peak winds are yet to come, forecasters say, with troops stationed in County Durham to help those who currently have no electricity.
As of 6 p.m. GMT, 58 flood warnings and 11 flood warnings are in place across England and 11 flood warnings and five flood warnings are in place in Scotland.
The 11 areas in England subject to a flood warning – meaning flooding is expected, be prepared – are
- Christchurch harbor side
- Dorset Coast at Preston Beach
- Irish Sea at New Brighton
- North Sea at Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth
- North Sea at Roker, Sunderland
- North Sea Coast at Bridlington – Harbor Road and Floral Pavilion
- North Sea coast at Victoria Harbor, Hartlepool
- Somerset Coast in Clevedon, Beachfront Properties
- Somerset Coast at Porlock Weir
- Tyne Estuary at North Shields, South Shields and Howdon Pans
- West bay port
Storm Barra came just 10 days after Storm Arwen – the first named storm of the season – wreaked havoc and affected the power supply of around one million homes, some of which have yet to resume. running.
Arwen also claimed the lives of three people across the UK who were struck by fallen trees.
Storm Barra was named by Met Eireann – the Irish equivalent of the Met Office – because of the level of impact the storm is expected to have on the Republic of Ireland.
Storm name suggestions are sent in by the UK public and then selected by the Met Office, Met Eireann and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).
For the 2021-2022 season, more than 10,000 submissions were sent out from the UK public.
Other names that have been selected include Dudley, Gladys and Olwen.