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US News Storm Hector to hit UK with 70mph winds

15:21  13 june  2018
15:21  13 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

35,000 left without power as Storm Hector brings down power lines and trees across the country

  35,000 left without power as Storm Hector brings down power lines and trees across the country 35,000 left without power as Storm Hector brings down power lines and trees across the country .While roads have been closed in anticipation of floods.ESB Networks have apologised for power cuts which are thought to have affected at least 35,000 customers across the country.They told customers they are working on faults and told customers to check their progress HERE.#StormHector will bring strong winds and heavy rain for northern parts of the UK overnight and through Thursday morning, with gusts of over 50mph. pic.twitter.

11:50, UK , Wednesday 13 June 2018. Image: Storm Hector is expected to hit the UK on Thursday. Gales and winds of up to 70 mph are set to hit the UK as Storm Hector makes its way from the Atlantic.

Storm Ophelia was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane last night as it churns across the Atlantic Ocean towards the UK . The 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is expected to slam into the UK at around 9pm Sunday night, according to the National Hurricane Centre.

Storm Hector is expected to hit the UK on Thursday © Other Storm Hector is expected to hit the UK on Thursday

Gales and winds of up to 70mph are set to hit the UK as Storm Hector makes its way from the Atlantic.

A yellow warning has been issued across Scotland, the North of England and Northern Ireland.

People relax in sunny weather at Woolacombe, North Devon, as the hot weather continues across the UK.   (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images) © Getty People relax in sunny weather at Woolacombe, North Devon, as the hot weather continues across the UK. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images) The Met Office said: "The strongest winds will reach the west coast during the early hours of Thursday before spreading eastwards during the day.

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Storm Hector: Forecasters warn of 'severe and potentially damaging gusts' as 35,000 homes remain without power

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Storm Caroline smashed into the UK this morning, unleashing ‘devastating’ 90 mph winds that have shut schools and sparked travel chaos. RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “It’s the worst possible time for stormy conditions to hit , affecting some of the year’s major leisure travel days immediately

"Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60mph in many areas and possibly around 70mph in some exposed locations. Winds should gradually ease from the west during Thursday afternoon.

Holiday makers enjoy sunny beach weather at Woolacombe beach, North Devon, as the hot weather continues across the UK.   (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images) © Getty Holiday makers enjoy sunny beach weather at Woolacombe beach, North Devon, as the hot weather continues across the UK. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images) "In addition, a spell of heavy rain will accompany the wind with the highest rainfall totals over parts of western Scotland."

Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans added: "Over the rest of England and Wales it will just be a strong, blustery day.

"With any outdoor events planned, it may be something people are unprepared for or come as unexpected compared to the weather we have had recently."

A house in Selsey, West Sussex, feels the force of a storm on the south coast as hurricane force winds battered Britain.   (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images) © Getty A house in Selsey, West Sussex, feels the force of a storm on the south coast as hurricane force winds battered Britain. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images) The yellow warning means the risk of disruption to travel and damage to buildings is low.

The wind could impact the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex's first official engagement together, as they open Cheshire's Mersey Gateway Bridge.

Gales and winds of up to 70mph are set to hit the UK as Storm Hector makes its way from the Atlantic. © Getty Gales and winds of up to 70mph are set to hit the UK as Storm Hector makes its way from the Atlantic.

Although gusts could be stronger than usual, the area does not have a weather warning in place.

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Sub-zero temperatures, deathtrap ice and snow are forecast to freeze the UK this weekend as the bitter cold snap continues. The Met office has put severe weather warnings for hazardous ice in place across Scotland and north-east England between 6pm today until 10:30am tomorrow.

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Weather in Dublin to see sunshine continue as temperatures reach 23C .
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