Skip to comments.UK Braces For ‘Storm Eunice’ And Hurricane-Strength Gusts On Friday
Posted on 02/17/2022 9:40:21 AM PST by blam
Britain’s Met Office issued a rare red weather warning for parts of the UK, saying hurricane-strength gusts of 90 miles (145 kilometers) an hour are set to hit the country on Friday.
The weather service said the most dangerous winds are likely to affect the southwest coast with damaging gusts expected inland too. The Energy Networks Association is advising people to prepare for possible blackouts by charging their phones and keeping a torch ready.
“Storm Eunice will bring damaging gusts in what could be one of the most impactful storms to affect southern and central parts of the UK for a few years,” said Frank Sanders, chief meteorologist at the Met Office.
It will be the second significant storm to sweep through Europe in three days. Day-ahead power prices dropped as the strong winds help provide short-term relief to an energy crunch driven by surging gas costs. Severe wind storms are likely to become more common in Northern Europe as global temperatures rise, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Rare Red Weather Warning Issued #StormEunice will bring extremely strong winds across parts of Southwest England and south Wales Friday 0700 – 1200 Latest info https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs Advice https://t.co/JFRa8CtfWY Stay #WeatherAware pic.twitter.com/m46eseAXoV — Met Office (@metoffice) Feb. 17, 2022
The double-barreled storms will make clean-up and repairs difficult and could lead to widespread power outages and travel delays, said Alyssa Smithmyer, a meteorologist with U.S.-based commercial forecaster AccuWeather Inc. London will likely see the worst of the winds Friday afternoon with gusts approaching 80 mph, she said.
Almost all of the thousands of UK homes that had power supplies cut off by Storm Dudley on Wednesday have been reconnected, according to the Energy Networks Association.
Rail companies across Britain were warning of service disruptions for Friday, according to National Rail’s website. People are being urged not to drive but to stay at home where possible.
Parts of Scotland could get as much as 12 inches of snow from the storm and high winds could create blizzard conditions there, as well as in parts of Ireland and England, Smithmyer said. The gusty weather is pushing U.K. wind production to near record levels of 19.6 gigawatts on Thursday, according to data from utility Drax Plc.
The Met Office’s red warning indicates a significant danger to life as extremely strong winds threaten damage to structures and flying debris.
In Paris, wind gusts could reach 80 mph late Friday as the storm heads across northern Europe, bringing heavy snow to parts of Denmark, Germany and Poland, as well as Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia through the weekend.
This is America’s fault. There has never been bad weather in the North Atlantic before.
A cop walks over to a bruised and beaten man outside of a pub.
He asks the man what happened and the man tells him this; “So I walk into the pub and sit down and as im waiting for my drink I overhear two large women talking with a strange accent. So I ask them ‘Are you two ladies from Ireland?’ One of them scoffs and tells me “it’s Wales dumbass.” So I ask again ‘are you two whales from Ireland?’ And thats about all I can remember.”
Gee, in my neck of the Upstate NY woods we call this winter.
“London will likely see the worst of the winds Friday afternoon with gusts approaching 80 mph”
I’ve been in worse.....80 ain’t great but it certainly is survivable for sure.
Construction of what is known as Offa’s Dyke may have begun much earlier than the reign of King Offa. The linear earthwork, which more or less follows the border between modern England and Wales, may have been under construction during the sub-Roman period.
I guess we’re gonna find out how well all those cottage thatched roofs are constructed.
Hey! You! GET OFFA MY DYKE!...................
“You’ve got splinters in the windmills of your mind!”
torch as in flashlight
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