• Melina Rauter, Namira Hussain

RED and AMBER weather warnings as Storm Eunice hits Hillingdon

The UK Met Office has put out a rare 'Red Weather Warning' due to the projected effects of Storm Eunice in the Southwest of England.

Wind warnings and disruptions are expected to occur in Hillingdon from Friday February 18, with Red warning from 5:00am to 3:00pm and Amber warning until 9:00pm this evening. Storm Eunice is expected to bring gusts of 80 to 90 miles per hour, according to the UK Met Office and MeteoAlarm.

Current weather map from UK MET Office

The following disruptions and dangers are expected:

  • Flying debris

  • Damage to buildings and homes

  • Roofs of buildings being blown off

  • Power lines falling

  • Roads and bridges could face partial closure

  • Closure and delays on travel - bus, train, ferries, and flights

  • Large waves can cause damage to homes, as well as beach material landing onto coastal roads

The severe weather has lead the UK Met Office to issue an unprecedented "stay indoors" warning.

These disruptions are expected to occur all day today but there are also potential disturbances tomorrow. Severe wind on Saturday February 19, may occur from 6:00am to 6:00pm, and the day will face any clear-up operations due to Storm Eunice's impacts.

Western areas may see winds starting to ease this afternoon, whilst the east will have winds slow by the evening.

Service Information at Uxbridge Station,

captured by Soumik Saha

The calm before the storm, Uxbridge 9:49am, captured by Soumik Saha

Storm Eunice slowly hits, Uxbridge 11:39am, captured by Soumik Saha

Hendon, 11:47am, captured by Matthew Dooley


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