Live weather forecast: Storm Jocelyn leaves thousands without power after 97mph winds wreak havoc across UK

Live weather forecast: Storm Jocelyn leaves thousands without power after 97mph winds wreak havoc across UK

Snow and ice blanket UK cities as the cold blast continues to disrupt travel

The UK and Ireland are reeling from the devastation caused by Storm Jocelyn, whose 97mph winds caused major travel chaos and left thousands without power.

Nearly 12,000 homes and businesses remain without power across the Republic of Ireland following Storms Isha and Jocelyn.

Earlier on Wednesday, NIE Networks said power had been restored to more than 52,000 customers since Sunday evening in Northern Ireland.

However, 1,200 people remained without power Wednesday morning.

Rail services to and from Scotland have been suspended until at least noon today, with Network Rail in Scotland saying it dealt with incidents of flooding, fallen trees and a shed roof blown off a wall high above the track on Tuesday evening.

Avanti West Coast has also asked passengers not to travel north of Preston until at least noon on Wednesday.

This comes as the Coast Guard launched an urgent search operation on Tuesday evening after reports of a person at sea in Porthcawl, South Wales.

The alarm was raised just before 6pm, but after several hours of searching in treacherous conditions, the search was suspended in the early hours of Wednesday before resuming as light returned.

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Katie CliftonJanuary 25, 2024 06:54

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EasyJet passengers ‘twitch like a washing machine’ during storm flight

Petrified easyJet passengers have been left stranded in Birmingham after their flight from Lyon was forced to make a last-minute emergency diversion due to Storm Isha.

Ian Morris, 39, was traveling from Berlin to Bristol via a connecting flight from Lyon yesterday at 4pm local time.

Ms Morris, an aviation expert, knew Storm Isha was coming but thought she would weather the turbulence as the weather warning began shortly after her flight landed in Bristol at 6pm.

Passengers on the flight were “swinging in the air like a washing machine” while the pilot experienced severe turbulence, says global export director for tea brand Wilden Herbals.

They tried to land in Bristol but at the last minute the pilot realized it was too dangerous and redirected them towards Birmingham Airport, where they were stuck on the plane for 4.5 hours.

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 at 06:00

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Watch – Storm Isha forces flights between Britain and Ireland to divert to France and Germany

Watch: Storm Isha forces flights from Britain and Ireland to divert to France and Germany

Storm Isha continues to cause travel chaos today (22 January) with flights diverted between Britain and Ireland. Two Ryanair flights to Dublin, one from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and the other from Manchester, were forced to take long diversions to Bordeaux and Paris. They had flown to the Irish capital but aborted their approach to the runway due to strong winds. Storm Isha hit the UK with winds of up to 99mph. The Met Office has issued several weather warnings, including two amber wind alerts and a rare red warning in northern Scotland.

Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 at 05:00

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Storm Jocelyn is moving away from the UK

The Met Office says winds will gradually ease from the south as Storm Jocelyn moves away from the UK today.

Clouds and rain will move north-east with brighter conditions tomorrow and Saturday, but frequent showers in the north.

“It won’t be quite as stormy, although it will remain unsettled over the next few days,” says Aiden McGivern, a meteorologist at the Met Office.

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WATCH- A Ryanair flight battles Storm Jocelyn during its bumpy landing at Leeds Bradford Airport

A Ryanair flight battles Storm Jocelyn in a bumpy landing at Leeds Bradford Airport

Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 at 04:00

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Deputies say long-term protection and prevention are needed ahead of future storms

The representatives said that long-term protection and prevention measures should be put in place before any strange weather events occur in the future.

Storm Isha and Storm Jocelyn have caused disruptions and power outages across the UK in recent days and killed four people in Britain and Ireland.

Scottish National Party MP Kirsty Blackman said she hoped the government would take “climate change seriously given the huge amount of extreme weather events”.

Meanwhile, Pat Macfadyen, shadow Cabinet Office minister, called for a permanent taskforce to build long-term safeguards.

Cabinet Office Minister Alex Burghart insisted the government had learned lessons from past storms.

While raising an urgent question, Mr McFadden said: “Our constituents across the country have been subjected to widespread damage, flooding, power outages, cancellations of flights, ferries and trains and, in the most tragic of circumstances, four people have lost their lives.” Spirits.”

A person’s hair blows in the wind at Pier Head in Liverpool, Britain, January 24

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 at 03:00

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Weather forecast today

Clouds and rain will move north-east of the UK and the west will see heavy rainfall.

The Met Office expects the weather to be moderate but windy with some bright periods.

Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 at 02:00

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More than 12,000 customers are still without power after the storms

Nearly 12,000 homes and businesses remain without power across the Republic of Ireland following Storms Isha and Jocelyn.

The worst affected areas are mostly in counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Cavan and Longford.

During the worst stages of the storm, more than 235,000 customers lost power.

Irish electricity supply company ESB said significant progress had been made in the past 48 hours.

Crews are working to resolve faults in the low-voltage network that have primarily affected individual homes and small groups of customers.

It said all available resources to the company and contractors had been deployed, with additional crews arriving from the UK on Wednesday evening.

More than 50 skilled staff from the UK National Electricity Distribution Network and UK Power Networks will be deployed to the worst affected areas from Thursday morning.

ESB network technician Chris Doherty works to restore power at a fallen tree site in Kilcock, County Kildare (Brian Lawless/PA)

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 at 01:00

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EasyJet passengers ‘twitch like a washing machine’ during storm flight

Petrified easyJet passengers have been left stranded in Birmingham after their flight from Lyon was forced to make a last-minute emergency diversion due to Storm Isha.

Ian Morris, 39, was traveling from Berlin to Bristol via a connecting flight from Lyon yesterday at 4pm local time.

Ms Morris, an aviation expert, knew Storm Isha was coming but thought she would weather the turbulence as the weather warning began shortly after her flight landed in Bristol at 6pm.

Passengers on the flight were “swinging in the air like a washing machine” while the pilot experienced severe turbulence, says global export director for tea brand Wilden Herbals.

They tried to land in Bristol but at the last minute the pilot realized it was too dangerous and redirected them towards Birmingham Airport, where they were stuck on the plane for 4.5 hours.

Lydia PatrickJanuary 25, 2024 00:00

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Coast Guard warning for storm seekers

As conditions improve across the coasts, the Coast Guard is sending out a warning to those out in the wind.

Matt Atkinson, Commander of the Coastguard Division in the North of England, said: “The storms may look amazing, but the perfect selfie is not worth risking your life for.”

“It’s not worth risking your life,” Duran added. If you have children with you, make sure they are aware of the dangers as well, and that they stay with your group away from the water’s edge.

“Cold water shock poses a very real risk to anyone entering water at 15 degrees Celsius or less, and at this time of year we can expect temperatures of between 6 to 10 degrees Celsius,” he said.

If you find yourself unexpectedly in trouble in the water, remember the song “Float to Live” – “Lie down in the water, stretch your arms and legs and try to relax as much as possible until you can control your breathing.” to explain.

“Remember, if you see someone else in danger in the water, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard if they are on the coast. If you have something that floats that they can hold on to, throw it to them. Don’t get into the water yourself, as you could end up in a collision.” Also difficult.

Large waves hit the quay wall, as Storm Jocelyn recedes in Ronagh, County Mayo, Ireland

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 24, 2024 at 23:00

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