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Weather forecast live: Storm Jocelyn leaves thousands without power after 97mph winds wreaked havoc across UK

Snow and ice cover towns in England as the cold snap continues to disrupt travel

The UK and Ireland are reeling from the devastation caused by Storm Jocelyn, whose 97mph winds caused massive traffic chaos and left thousands without power.

Around 12,000 homes and businesses remain without power across the Republic of Ireland following storms Isha and Jocelyn.

Earlier on Wednesday, NIE Networks said power had been restored to more than 52,000 customers since Sunday evening in Northern Ireland.

However, 1,200 were still without power Wednesday morning.

Rail services to and from Scotland have been suspended until at least midday today, with Network Rail Scotland saying it has dealt with incidents of flooding, fallen trees and warehouse roofs being blown into wall high above the tracks on Tuesday night.

Avanti West Coast also advised passengers not to travel north of Preston until at least midday on Wednesday.

It came as the coastguard launched an emergency search on Tuesday evening after reports of a person in the waters at Porthcawl, south Wales.

The alarm was raised just before 6pm but after hours of searching in dangerous conditions, the search was suspended in the early hours of Wednesday before resuming at dawn.

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Katy CliftonJanuary 25, 2024 06:54

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EasyJet passenger ‘bounced like a washing machine’ during flight during storm

Petrified easyJet passengers have been left stranded in Birmingham after their flight from Lyon had to be urgently diverted at the last minute due to Storm Isha.

Aine Morris, 39, was traveling from Berlin to Bristol via a connecting flight from Lyon at 4pm local time yesterday.

Ms. Morris, a proficient flyer, knew Storm Isha was coming but thought she would avoid disruption because the weather warning in place began shortly after her flight was scheduled to land. in Bristol at 6 p.m.

The global export manager for tea brand Wilden Herbals said passengers on the flight were “bouncing in the air like a washing machine” as the pilot struggled with intense turbulence.

They tried to land in Bristol but at the last moment the pilot realized it was too dangerous and redirected them to Birmingham Airport, where they were stuck on the plane for 4.5 hours.

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 06:00

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Watch – Storm Isha forces flights between the UK and Ireland to be diverted to France and Germany

See: Storm Isha forces UK and Irish flights to divert to France and Germany

Storm Isha continues to cause travel chaos today (January 22) with flights having to be diverted between the UK and Ireland. Two Ryanair flights to Dublin, one from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and one from Manchester, were forced to make long detours to Bordeaux and Paris. Both were due to fly to the Irish capital but had to abort their approach to the runway because of strong gusts of wind. Storm Isha has devastated the UK with winds of up to 99mph. The Met Office has issued several weather warnings, including two amber wind warnings and a rare red warning for northern Scotland.

Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 05:00

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Storm Jocelyn leaves the UK

The Met Office said winds will gradually ease from the south as Storm Jocelyn moves away from the UK today,

Cloud and periods of rain will move north-east with brighter conditions tomorrow and Saturday, but there will be occasional showers in the north.

“It won’t be that stormy, although it will be unsettled for the next few days,” said Aiden McGivern, a meteorologist at the Met Office.

Stuti MishraJanuary 25, 2024 04:32

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Watch – Ryanair flight battles Storm Jocelyn with bumpy landing at Leeds Bradford airport

Ryanair flight battles Storm Jocelyn with bumpy landing at Leeds Bradford Airport

Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 04:00

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MPs said long-term protection and prevention measures are needed against future storms

MPs said long-term protective and preventative measures should be put in place against future unusual weather events.

Storm Isha and Storm Jocelyn have caused disruption and power cuts across the UK in recent days, leading to the deaths of four people in the UK and Ireland.

SNP MP Kirsty Blackman said she wished the Government “would take climate change more seriously due to the incredible number of extreme weather events”.

Meanwhile, Opposition Cabinet Office Minister Pat McFadden called for a permanent task force to develop long-term protections.

Cabinet Office Minister Alex Burghart affirmed that the Government has learned lessons from past storms.

Raising an urgent question, Mr McFadden said: “Our constituents across the country have been affected by widespread damage, flooding, power outages, cancellations of flights, ferries and trains, and in the most tragic of circumstances, four people reportedly lost their lives. living.”

A person’s hair blows in the wind at Pier Head in Liverpool, England, January 24

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 03:00

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Weather forecast today

Cloud and rain will move north-east across the UK while the west will be hit with downpours.

The Met Office predicts the weather will be mild but windy with some sunny spells.

Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 02:00

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More than 12,000 customers are still without power after the storm

Around 12,000 homes and businesses remain without power across the Republic of Ireland following storms Isha and Jocelyn.

The areas most affected are mainly in counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Cavan and Longford.

During the worst part of the storm, more than 235,000 customers lost power.

Irish electricity supplier ESB said significant progress had been made in the past 48 hours.

Crews are dealing with incidents on the low voltage network which mainly affect single households and small groups of customers.

It said all available company and contractor resources had been deployed, with additional teams due to arrive from the UK on Wednesday evening.

More than 50 skilled staff from the UK National Grid and UK Electricity Networks will be deployed in the worst affected areas from Thursday morning.

ESB network technician Chris Doherty works to restore power at the site of a fallen tree in Kilcock, Co Kildare (Brian Lawless/PA)

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 01:00

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EasyJet passenger ‘bounced like a washing machine’ during flight during storm

Petrified easyJet passengers have been left stranded in Birmingham after their flight from Lyon had to be urgently diverted at the last minute due to Storm Isha.

Aine Morris, 39, was traveling from Berlin to Bristol via a connecting flight from Lyon at 4pm local time yesterday.

Ms. Morris, a proficient flyer, knew Storm Isha was coming but thought she would avoid disruption because local weather warnings began shortly after her flight was scheduled to land. wings in Bristol at 6 p.m.

The global export manager for tea brand Wilden Herbals said passengers on the flight were “bouncing in the air like a washing machine” as the pilot struggled with intense turbulence.

They tried to land in Bristol but at the last moment the pilot realized it was too dangerous and redirected them to Birmingham Airport, where they were stuck on the plane for 4.5 hours.

Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 00:00

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HM Coastguard warning to storm seekers

As conditions improve across the coast, the Coast Guard will send out warnings to those out in the wind.

“Storms may look amazing, but a perfect selfie is never worth risking your life for,” said Matt Atkinson, commander of HM Coastguard division in the north of England.

“It’s not worth risking your life,” Doran added. If you have children with you, make sure they are also aware of the risks and that they stay with your group away from the water’s edge.

He said: “Cold water shock is a real danger for anyone entering waters that are 15C or below and at this time of year we can expect temperatures to rise to 6 to 10 degrees Celsius”.

If you suddenly find yourself in trouble underwater, remember to ‘Float to Live’ – “Lie down in the water, stretch your arms and legs out and try to relax as much as possible until you control your breathing,” he speak. explain.

“Remember, if you see someone else in danger in the water, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard if near the coast. If you have something floating that they can hold onto, toss it to them. Don’t go into the water yourself – you could get in trouble too.”

Huge waves crash against a pillar wall as Storm Jocelyn eases in Roonagh, County Mayo, Ireland

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 24, 2024 23:00

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