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World Trains, flights, ferries cancelled as high winds batter UK

14:27  09 february  2020
14:27  09 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Trains , flights and ferries cancelled as rain and 80mph winds threaten to bring flooding. British Airways was offering rebooking options for customers on domestic and European flights flying High waves in the Irish Sea forced ferry companies to cancel several trips. The Met Office had put amber

Hundreds of flights , trains , ferry services and events have been cancelled as the start of the UK ’s worst storm in seven years sweeps over the UK . Rail passengers are being warned not to travel on Sunday because Storm Ciara will bring flying debris, and road bridges are closed or speed restrictions

LONDON (AP) — Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom and in northern Europe as a storm with winds expected to reach hurricane levels batters the region.

Waves crash into the wall at Newhaven south east England, as Storm Ciara, named by the Met Office national weather agency, hits the UK, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom as a storm with hurricane-force winds up to 80 mph (129 kph) batters the region. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)© Provided by Associated Press Waves crash into the wall at Newhaven south east England, as Storm Ciara, named by the Met Office national weather agency, hits the UK, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom as a storm with hurricane-force winds up to 80 mph (129 kph) batters the region. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

Storm Ciara, named by the Met Office national weather agency, was expected to bring winds up to 80 mph (129 kph) as well as heavy rains. The agency has issued 22 emergency flood warnings and 149 flood watch alerts.

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London (AP) -- Trains , flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom as a storm with hurricane-force winds up to Storm Ciara Hits U . K . With Trains , Flights and Ferries Cancelled . The associated press. , Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill Co

Ferry passengers also face delays and cancellations , while drivers have been warned to take extra care. British Airways has cancelled some flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City, while High winds reaching 70mph have already caused travel disruption in Scotland and several bridges

At least 10 rail companies in Britain have sent out “do not travel” warnings, and nearly 20 others have told passengers to expect delays as the strong winds are expected to damage electrical wires and clutter train tracks with broken tree limbs and other debris.

London's Heathrow Airport and several airlines decided to consolidate flights Sunday to reduce the number that would be cancelled by heavy winds. British Airways was offering to rebook customers for domestic and European flights out of Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports. Virgin Airlines cancelled some flights.

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Huge gusts of winds are expected to batter Britain todayCredit: WX CHARTS. Wind warnings are in place up and down the country while amber danger to life The weather bomb has already sparked travel chaos with nearly 200 flights in and out of Europe, as well as dozens to and from UK airports

Trains passengers are urged to only travel on Sunday if their journey is "absolutely necessary" as Storm Ciara gets set to batter the UK . The Met Office predicts heavy wind and rain will cause disruption to flights , trains and ferries , as well as damage to buildings. There is also a "good

The Humber Bridge near Hull in northern England restricted traffic due to the high winds, banning high-sided trucks and camper vehicles. High waves in the Irish Sea forced ferry companies to cancel several trips.

A 10-k run in London that was expected to draw 25,000 participants was also cancelled.

Across the Channel, Germany's national railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, said it was canceling long-distance trains to destinations most at risk from the storm, including Emden and Norddeich in Germany's northwestern corner, the northern city of Kiel and the North Sea island of Sylt.

A German soccer league match between title challenger Borussia Moenchengladbach and Cologne, set for Sunday afternoon, was called off because of concerns that fans could have trouble getting home. The storm is known as "Sabine" in Germany.

Storm Dennis will be a menace for the UK .
One week after Storm Ciara lashed the United Kingdom with heavy rain and extreme wind gusts, another storm is knocking at the door. © Provided by CNNStorm Dennis is now taking shape in the Western Atlantic and will become more menacing over the next day. A separate but powerful low-pressure system is already in the Atlantic, which will bring damaging winds and blowing snow to Iceland Friday.Coastal areas of Iceland could see hurricane-force winds Friday, with gusts over 124 mph (200 kph) warned the Icelandic met office. These two systems will dance around each other Friday before Dennis moves east.

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