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UK News Flights disrupted at Gatwick after Storm Brendan batters UK

11:58  14 january  2020
11:58  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Weather warnings remain in force after Storm Brendan batters UK

  Weather warnings remain in force after Storm Brendan batters UK The strongest gust recorded during Storm Brendan was 87mph in South Uist.The high winds forced airlines to divert flights scheduled to land at Gatwick Airport, while also causing disruption to ferries and railways.

Gusts of more than 50mph are expected to batter parts of Britain on Tuesday, a day after Storm Brendan caused travel chaos across the country. The severe weather forced airlines to divert flights scheduled to land at Gatwick as gales of up to 80mph caused disruption around the UK .

Storm Brendan has battered Britain with winds of more than 80mph seeing flights diverted and thousands of people without power. Flight -tracking site flightradar24 said there were ‘strong winds and rain’ at Gatwick and showed the Wizz Air flight circling before heading north.

a large air plane on a runway: Gatwick Airport (John Stillwell/PA) © John Stillwell Gatwick Airport (John Stillwell/PA)

Storm Brendan has forced airlines to divert flights scheduled to land at Gatwick as gales of up to 80mph caused disruption around the UK.

Seven flights to the West Sussex airport have been diverted to other locations across the UK so far, after gales in excess of 40mph struck the area on Monday evening.

Gatwick Airport said two Wizz Air flights, four easyJet services and one Norwegian Air flight were diverted. One easyJet flight from Edinburgh was forced to land at Birmingham.

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Conditions around the airport will remain blustery overnight, according to the Met Office, which warned that stronger gusts could batter the area on Tuesday afternoon.

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  Storm Brendan: Passengers 'make calls to loved ones' as pilot makes 'miraculous' landing in storm The Aer Lingus pilot of a plane which landed safely in storm conditions in Northern Ireland has been hailed a hero. © Provided by The Scotsman Flight EI931 was travelling from London Heathrow to Belfast City Airport at the same time Storm Brendan was battering parts of Northern Ireland.The pilot attempted to land the aircraft twice at Belfast City Airport but was diverted to Belfast International Airport where he landed safely a while later."The talent and skills of the Aer Lingus pilot is nothing short of miraculous," said seasoned traveller, Dwaine Vance.Mr.

Storm Brendan has struck the island of Ireland, battering the coastline and disrupting travel. Weather warnings were put in place in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. Met Éireann - the national meteorological service in Ireland - warned of "several hours of very dangerous weather".

Media captionStorm Brendan battered the coastline around the island of Ireland. All homes that lost power as a result of the high winds and adverse weather brought by Storm Brendan have now been reconnected, Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) has said.

Gales of up to 80mph affected railways across the country on Monday, while drivers were advised to take extra care on the roads.

After plaguing parts of Ireland, causing thousands of homes and businesses to lose power, the storm brought high winds to parts of England and Scotland.

a body of water next to the ocean: A pier in Salthill, Ireland (Brian Nolan/PA) © Provided by PA Media A pier in Salthill, Ireland (Brian Nolan/PA)

A yellow wind warning issued by the Met Office, covering the west of the UK, the island of Ireland and the north-east coast of Scotland, was lifted at midnight.

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  Storm Brendan: Travel chaos across Scotland as ferries cancelled and roads disrupted Ferry services along the coast of Scotland have been cancelled or severely disrupted as storm conditions begin to batter parts of the country. © Provided by The Scotsman The Met Office issued a weather update this morning warning high winds are expected to pick up across the country, particularly along the coastline. Ferry routes have been most affected since Storm Brendan struck with 14 having been cancelled, including services from Oban, Skye, Iona and Tiree. Many others have been majorly disrupted as conditions continue to worsen.

It comes after at least seven flights bound for Gatwick were diverted to other locations across the UK after gales in excess of 40mph struck the area After plaguing parts of Ireland, causing thousands of homes and businesses to lose power, the storm brought high winds to parts of England and Scotland.

Storm Brendan has struck parts of the UK , with gusts of up to 80mph and heavy rainfall expected to sweep across the country. PORTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: Environment Agency and Dorset Council continue repair work from the previous storm at Chesil Beach as Storm Brendan

But forecasters said winds of 60mph-70mph could continue to batter north-western Scotland into Tuesday, when a yellow warning of wind has been issued for much of England, although it will no longer be classed as Storm Brendan.

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Meteorologist Alex Burkill, from the Met Office, said more wet and windy weather is forecast to come up from the South West on Tuesday afternoon.

“That’s not Storm Brendan – Storm Brendan has moved northwards by this point,” he said.

“It’s not too far away so we’re still under the influence of it, but this new feature that comes in is going to bring some heavy, persistent rain across much of the UK, to be honest, with very strong winds.”

Mr Burkill said the gales were much less likely to reach Monday’s highs of over 80mph, but inland areas could be hit with gusts of more than 50mph.

Storm Brendan: Britain battered by 80mph winds as airlines forced to divert flights

  Storm Brendan: Britain battered by 80mph winds as airlines forced to divert flights Airlines have been forced to divert flights as Britain was battered by 80mph winds brought by Storm Brendan. Seven flights to Gatwick Airport were diverted to other locations on Monday night after gales in excess of 40mph struck the area. Gatwick Airport said two Wizz Air flights, four easyJet services and one Norwegian Air flight were diverted. One easyJet flight from Edinburgh was forced to land at Birmingham. The Met Office warned thatSeven flights to Gatwick Airport were diverted to other locations on Monday night after gales in excess of 40mph struck the area.

Storm Brendan has struck parts of the UK , with gusts of up to 80mph and heavy rainfall expected to sweep across the country. A yellow wind warning issued by the Met Office – covering the west of the UK , the island of Ireland and the north-east coast of Scotland – is due to stay in place until midnight.

STORM Brendan will strike Britain, bringing with it 80mph winds and heavy rain, resulting in travel chaos The entire east side of the UK will be battered by strong gusts as the week begins, with the "As Storm Brendan moves eastwards, strong winds will also develop across eastern parts of the UK

London England - May 31, 2019: People travel at Gatwick airport London England. London England - May 31, 2019: People travel at Gatwick airport London England.

He added: “For many, tomorrow will actually be a windier day than today, despite the fact that today was named and tomorrow isn’t.”

Eight flood warnings and 79 alerts issued by the Environment Agency remained in place on Monday night.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain to cover the South East on Tuesday, where heavy rain is expected to cause disruption and the flooding of a few homes and businesses is “likely”.

“In those areas, the ground is already saturated after what was a very wet December, and also a wet autumn, so that’s why we’re going to see some localised issues due to the heavy rainfall,” Mr Burkill said.

Although the rest of the week looks unsettled, conditions are set to be drier and brighter at the weekend.

The strongest gust recorded by the Met Office on Monday was 87mph at South Uist, in the western Isles.

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Storm Brendan: 80mph winds to lash UK as Met Office issues yellow weather warning for whole of the west coast .
The UK and Ireland will experience windy and wet weather on Monday and TuesdayThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of high winds across the whole of the west coast, the south-west and north-east of the country between 10am and midnight on Monday.

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