Storm Eunice: Millions Across UK Told To Stay Home Due To Severe Winds

Millions of people have been told to stay at home as one of the worst storms in decades, Storm Eunice, hits the UK.

The Met Office has issued a second rare red weather warning to cover London, as well as much of the south coast, and southeast and east of England.

A red warning – meaning there is a danger to life from flying debris – covering parts of southwest England and south Wales is in place.

Hundreds of schools will be closed and all trains in Wales are suspended.

Power cuts have left about 1,200 properties without power in Carmarthenshire and Blaenau Gwent in Wales.

Forecasters warn Eunice could bring wind gusts of up to 90mph on Friday, causing significant disruption and power cuts.

BBC Weather said it “could well be one of the worst storms in three decades”.

Eunice is the second storm in a week for the UK after Storm Dudley battered parts of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland, leaving thousands of homes without power.

A red warning for wind – the highest level of alert – along the coastline of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and south Wales from 07:00 GMT until 12:00 on Friday with gusts of up to 90mph

A further red warning for wind has been issued for London, south-east England and parts of eastern England from 10:00 until 15:00

An amber warning for wind covering all of England south of Manchester and Wales until 21:00 with gusts of up to 80mph

A yellow warning for snow for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England from 03:00 until 18:00

A yellow warning for wind in the Midlands, north-east England, north-west England, parts of Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland from 07:00 and 18:00 with gusts of up to 70mph

A yellow warning for wind covering London, south-east England, south-west England, Wales and parts of the West Midlands from 06:00 to 18:00 on Saturday

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