Storm Isha and Jocelyn Live: Death toll is four with ‘danger to life’ warnings issued.
Snow and ice blanket UK cities as the cold blast continues to disrupt travel
Storm Isha has claimed another life after a driver was hit by a fallen tree in Northern Ireland.
A man in his 60s was killed in a crash last night after his truck hit a fallen tree in Limavady, and an 84-year-old man died after the car in which he was riding in the front seat collided with a fallen tree in Grangemouth, Falkirk. Police Scotland said around 11:45 p.m.
It comes as two more people lost their lives in separate accidents in Ireland. A woman in her 20s died after the truck she was traveling in crashed into a tree at 1.50am this morning, and a man in his 40s died in a car accident in Ireland. Co Mayo.
The Met Office has issued new ‘danger to life’ weather warnings as Storm Jocelyn is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK tomorrow.
Northern Scotland is covered in an amber weather warning as large waves and coastal debris could hit people – the warning is in place from 6pm tomorrow until 8am on Wednesday.
Isha has created chaos with flights and trains cancelled, with the risk of possible cyclones.
LIVE: Storm Isha hits Cornwall coast as 100mph winds batter UK
He watches Independent Live coverage as Storm Isha hits the coast off Portlavin Harbour.
Storm Isha caused huge waves to crash into the harbor’s flood defenses while cutting power to dozens of homes, toppling trees and closing roads across other areas of Devon and Cornwall.
It came as wind speeds of 91mph were recorded at Gwennab Head, near Land’s End, with up to 70mph recorded elsewhere around the area.
National Grid said 73 homes in Cornwall and 138 homes in Devon were without power.
Barney DavisJanuary 22, 2024 09:06
A man in his 60s has been killed in Northern Ireland
A man in his 60s was killed in Northern Ireland in a collision between two lorries and a fallen tree at the height of Storm Isha.
The incident occurred in Limavady, County Londonderry on Sunday, as strong winds hit the island of Ireland.
The deceased man was driving a truck that collided with the fallen tree and another truck on Broad Road at about 9.45pm. The driver of the second car was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councilor Ashlyn Chenning said the community was shocked after the incident in Limavady.
“This has devastated the city,” the SDLP representative said. “Waking up to this news this morning – it has just left the city in shock and devastation.”
Lydia PatrickJanuary 22, 2024 at 19:00
More railway outages due to bad weather
The LNER reveals that two trains bound for Aberdeen will have to stop in Edinburgh instead.
The 4pm train from London Kings Cross station to Aberdeen will now terminate on 23.11 in Edinburgh and the 6.18pm Aberdeen to Leeds service will depart from Edinburgh.
The train company has canceled the 8.03pm service from London King’s Cross.
LNER has apologized for any inconvenience caused to passengers.
Lydia Patrick22 January 2024 at 18:15
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 Patrick22 January 2024 at 17:39
Scotland’s entire rail network will be closed again from 7pm on Tuesday
Rail in Scotland will be completely closed for the second time in three days from 7pm on Tuesday, ahead of Storm Jocelyn.
Network Rail Scotland said: “Given the unusual number of incidents caused by the ferocity of Storm Isha, and the potential for further damage to our railways as Storm Jocelyn approaches from behind, we have taken the decision to close all passenger and freight services.” Services from 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday).
Trains still running at 7pm will continue their journey at a reduced speed.
The organization said: “The lines will remain closed on Wednesday morning while our engineers inspect the tracks for damage, fallen trees or debris.
“This means that services will start later, such as today (Monday).
“Our Integrated Control Team has made this decision to keep our passengers and personnel safe. We are now working with our train operators on the details of this plan, and will share more information as soon as possible.”
Lydia Patrick22 January 2024 at 16:46
Derailment in west London spoils the London overground link
Commuters in London face days of disruption due to the derailment of an engineering train.
The train derailed during planned engineering works between Shepherd’s Bush and Wembley Central at the weekend.
The site closed the main London route between Clapham Junction station – the busiest station in Britain as measured by train numbers – and Stratford in east London.
The derailment damaged points and overhead power lines. Repairs are expected to continue until services begin on Wednesday, January 24.
“A shuttle train service operates between Shepherds Bush and Clapham Junction,” says National Rail.
Simon CalderJanuary 22, 2024 at 16:00
Watch – Passengers applaud as the plane makes a bumpy landing during Storm Isha
Passengers applaud as the plane makes a bumpy landing during Storm Isha
Lydia Patrick22 January 2024 at 15:22
Weather warnings for tomorrow
Storm Jocelyn is set to hit and cause further disruption in the UK as the country continues to reel from the chaos left by Storm Isha.
Tomorrow’s weather warnings cover large swathes of the country, with the Met Office forecasting strong winds could put lives at risk across northern Scotland.
Lydia Patrick22 January 2024 at 14:45
Travel chaos continues for thousands of passengers by air, rail and sea
Tens of thousands of travelers woke up in a place they never expected to be after hundreds of planes, trains and ferries were cancelled.
They include a planeload of passengers from Edinburgh to Bristol who are currently in Paris – some of whom are sleeping in the airport lounge because French immigration officials would not allow them access to hotels without passports.
These are the main issues in the latest wave of travel chaos.
Read Simon Calder’s full story here
Lydia Patrick22 January 2024 at 14:15
A pensioner dies in a car accident amid storm Isha
A pensioner has died and thousands of homes remain without power after Storm Isha hit the UK with winds of up to 99mph.
An 84-year-old man died during Storm Isha after the car he was traveling in in the front seat crashed into a fallen tree at Grangemouth in Falkirk, Police Scotland said.
The accident happened on the A905 Beancross Road at around 11.45pm during a yellow weather warning issued by the UK Met Office which covered the whole country.
Lydia PatrickJanuary 22, 2024 at 14:00