UK weather live: Storm Jocelyn reaches UK with 97mph winds amid Met Office warnings
Snow and ice blanket UK cities as the cold blast continues to disrupt travel
Storm Jocelyn has arrived in the UK packing 97mph winds and more chaos, flooding and damage.
The Met Office warned that the storm could have a greater impact and cause more disruption than previous storm Isha, which wreaked havoc and left at least four people dead.
Steve Wellington, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Although this system will be recessive compared to Storm Isha, as damage and clean-up operations continue, we are likely to see more impacts from Storm Jocelyn.”
Yellow and amber warnings have been issued for large parts of the UK, as well as yellow warnings for rain covering parts of western and southern Scotland and north-west England.
Flights were canceled and trains were grounded this morning, while operators warned passengers to check for cancellations and delays before starting their journeys.
Thousands of homes were affected by power outages, and parts of York were flooded.
He urged drivers to postpone their trips amid road closures
Aside from train and flight delays, passengers are also asked to avoid road travel this morning as many roads are closed due to Storm Jocelyn.
The M48 Severn Bridge and the A66 in County Durham and Cumbria are closed due to high winds, with the Humber Bridge, A19 Tees Flyover and Woodhead Pass in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire closed to high-sided vehicles.
In Scotland, the A76 was closed in both directions between Skilmorley and Largs due to water breaking over the seawall.
RAC spokeswoman Alice Simpson said: “With heavy rain and debris on the roads, driving conditions will be very difficult, especially in the northern parts of the country where the weather is at its worst.”
“Visibility will be severely reduced due to spray from trucks and other large vehicles, and the amount of water on the roads will increase stopping distances.
“We urge drivers to consider postponing their journeys in these areas if possible.
“We also suggest drivers avoid parking under or near trees.”
Stuti MishraJanuary 24, 2024 at 06:30
Watch – Storm Jocelyn will wreak havoc with more wind and rain expected
Storm Jocelyn will wreak havoc with more wind and rain expected
Lydia PatrickJanuary 24, 2024 at 06:00
Passengers were warned of more travel chaos with the arrival of Storm Jocelyn
More travel chaos is expected as commuters try to get to work this morning following the arrival of Storm Jocelyn, which brought with it damaging winds of around 80 mph just days after Storm Isha.
Roads, train and flight services have already been affected, and passengers have been warned to check for cancellations and delays before starting their journey.
Eight flights were canceled at Dublin Airport and four at Glasgow Airport yesterday evening, while train services in Scotland were suspended from seven o’clock on Tuesday evening until midday today.
Martin Thompson, national operations director for resilience at Transport for Scotland, said: “Across the wider network, we can expect to see more delays and cancellations to ferries, flights and rail from Tuesday to Wednesday morning.”
Liam Sumter, Network Rail Scotland’s director, said Storm Isha had caused a “huge amount of damage” and teams were working “around the clock” to remove fallen trees and debris and repair damaged infrastructure.
He continued: “While we continue to reopen roads when it is safe to do so, we unfortunately expect further disruption in the coming days as Storm Jocelyn reaches Scotland.”
Stuti MishraJanuary 24, 2024 at 05:30
Will Storm Jocelyn be worse than Storm Isha?
Steve Wellington, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said Storm Jocelyn, which meteorologists have named Irene, could cause more disruption than Storm Isha.
“Although this system will be recessive to Storm Isha, as damage and cleanup continue, we will likely see more impacts from Storm Jocelyn,” he said.
“Heavy rainfall on Tuesday could bring widespread rainfall accumulations of 15 to 20 mm with 40 to 50 mm over higher ground in southwest Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and parts of northwest England.
“Winds are expected to reach 55 to 65 mph across north-west Scotland while there is a possibility of gusts reaching 75 to 80 mph in a few places, particularly exposed parts of the Western Isles and the north-west Scotland coast, early From Wednesday morning.”
Lydia PatrickJanuary 24, 2024 at 05:00
Storm Jocelyn is keeping Britons on alert as thousands of businesses remain without power
Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power in the UK, with Britons saying winds from Storm Jocelyn are rattling windows and sending rubbish bins flying.
Many users of X, formerly known as Twitter, are complaining that severe gusts from Storm Jocelyn kept them up tonight.
“#StormJocelyn definitely looks and feels worse than #StormIsha,” London resident Francesca Renee Reid wrote.
Another user named Elle wrote: “My window latch is broken and actually feels like it’s going to fly off its hinges.”
“Getting enough deep sleep in the UK now is a miracle,” Abigail Mungai wrote.
Stuti MishraJanuary 24, 2024 04:29
In pictures – Storm Jocelyn arrives in County Clare
Lydia PatrickJanuary 24, 2024 at 04:00
Satellite video shows Storm Jocelyn passing near the UK
Stuti MishraJanuary 24, 2024 03:31
Mapped – Today’s weather warnings
The Met Office has issued yellow and red colours weather Wind warnings cover most of the UK, as well as yellow rain warnings covering parts of western and southern Scotland and north-west England.
A yellow warning for ice has also been issued for northern and eastern parts of Scotland.
The forecaster said winds could reach 80 mph in exposed areas, with 40 to 50 mm of rain possible on higher ground.
Lydia PatrickJanuary 24, 2024 at 03:00
The airport issues a warning to travelers
East Midlands Airport has advised travelers to check travel advice before flying as there is a yellow weather warning in place due to the imminent arrival of Storm Jocelyn.
They assured their flyers that the airport would operate as usual.
Lydia PatrickJanuary 24, 2024 at 02:00
WATCH – Floodwaters surround Yorkshire homes as Storm Isha leaves at least two dead
Yorkshire homes are surrounded by floodwaters as Storm Isha left at least two people dead
Storm Jocelyn is set to hit the UK in the wake of Storm Isha, which left entire communities submerged in floodwaters. Drone footage over York shows the extent of the flooding on Tuesday 23 January, as heavy rain caused river levels to rise. An aerial view shows the overflowing River Ouse in Yorkshire, which was recorded at 3.74m this morning Storm Jocelyn will bring winds of 80mph, with many towns continuing to suffer from strong Isha winds, reaching speeds of more than 100mph In parts of Scotland. The Met Office says a yellow wind warning is in place across the county on Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday.
Lydia PatrickJanuary 24, 2024 at 01:00