Windy conditions hamper Storm Eunice recovery efforts in UK

London, Feb 19 (EFE).- Continued adverse weather conditions in Wales and southern England on Saturday hindered the evaluation of damage caused by Storm Eunice.

Although the weather has settled since Friday’s storm, the United Kingdom’s Met Office maintained yellow alerts for strong gusts of wind in Wales and southern England as well as for ice in Scotland.

“Strong winds are passing along southern coasts of the UK through Saturday, though this is a step down on the strengths seen throughout Storm Eunice,” the Met Office said.

“A Yellow Weather Warning for wind is in force as this may hamper some recovery efforts,” it added.

A rare red alert — the highest on the scale — was issued for parts of Wales, southern England and London on Friday.

As many as a million households experienced power outages caused by Storm Eunice throughout Friday, some 400,000 continued to have no power overnight.

Train companies such as Thameslink and Great Western Railway urged passengers not to travel on Saturday and have reduced services.

The extreme weather conditions on Friday caused the death of three people in the UK and one in the Republic of Ireland.

Wind speeds of 196 kilometers per hour (122mph) were registered in the Isle of Wight, the highest on record.EFE


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