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UK weather forecast – Storm Brendan wreaks havoc when winds twenty mph move flights and roads are flooded – The Sun

STORM Brendan wreaked havoc across Britain, as storms of up to 80mph led to school closures, forcing airlines to hijack flights and leaving thousands without energy.

Further weather warnings have been issued for today and into the evening, with torrential rain and strong winds expected across much of the UK.

 UK weather forecast: Storm Brendan brought winds of 80 miles per hour in parts of the UK (pictured: Porthcawl)

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UK weather forecast: Storm Brendan brought winds of 80 miles per hour in parts of the UK (pictured: Porthcawl)Credit: Stuart Cornell / Triangle News
 UK Weather Forecast: Huge waves hit Porthcawl's seafront in Bridgend

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UK Weather Forecast: Huge waves hit Porthcawl’s seafront in BridgendCredit: London News Pictures
 UK weather forecast: big waves hit the dam with Storm Brendan bringing strong winds and heavy rains, while a train crosses Dawlish

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UK weather forecast: big waves hit the dam with Storm Brendan bringing strong winds and heavy rains, while a train crosses DawlishCredit: Reuters
 UK Weather Forecast: A Flybe plane arriving from Belfast City struggles to land in strong winds at Leeds Bradford Airport

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UK Weather Forecast: A Flybe plane arriving from Belfast City struggles to land in strong winds at Leeds Bradford AirportCredit: London News Pictures
 UK weather forecast: Bournemouth University students dive while reporting the weather

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UK weather forecast: Bournemouth University students dive while reporting the weatherCredit: Bournemouth News
 UK weather forecast: huge waves hit the sea wall in Porthcawl on Tuesday

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UK weather forecast: huge waves hit the sea wall in Porthcawl on TuesdayCredit: PA: Press Association
 UK forecast: a snowplow clears the A9 road near Dalwhinnie, Scotland

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UK forecast: a snowplow clears the A9 road near Dalwhinnie, ScotlandCredit: Reuters
 Leon Allan tries to open the door of the telephone booth in the village of Tomatin near Inverness

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Leon Allan tries to open the door of the telephone booth in the village of Tomatin near InvernessCredit: Northpix

Heavy rains are expected in many parts – the worst of which is likely to occur in southern England this morning.

The journey across the UK has already been interrupted, with flights, trains and ferry services delayed or canceled.

Strong winds forced airlines to divert flights scheduled to land at Gatwick airport.

Gatwick airport reported that two Wizz Air flights, four easyJet services and one Norwegian Air flight have been hijacked.

An easyJet flight from Edinburgh was forced to land in Birmingham.

In Wales, more than 1,000 properties ran out of energy after a tree fell on a power line in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd.

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The strongest gust recorded during Storm Brendan was 87 miles per hour in southern Uist on the western islands of Scotland, with winds of over 70 miles per hour also recorded in Wales and the Isle of Scilly.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain across the southern coast.

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said earlier: “We are observing gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour with exposed coasts and hill tops that see 60 miles per hour and perhaps even up to 70 miles per hour. Now.

“There will also be some rain, which makes the conditions quite unpleasant.

“They will certainly be unpleasant driving conditions and could cause disruptions in many travel networks.”

 UK forecast: waves hit the coast of Ayrshire in Scotland

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UK forecast: waves hit the coast of Ayrshire in ScotlandCredit: Alamy Live News
 UK weather forecast: stormy seas crash against Cobb harbor in Lyme Regis in Dorset as a van drives under the sea wall

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UK weather forecast: stormy seas crash against Cobb harbor in Lyme Regis in Dorset as a van drives under the sea wallCredit: Alamy Live News
 UK weather forecast: storms hit the coast of Roosebeck, Cumbria

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UK weather forecast: storms hit the coast of Roosebeck, CumbriaCredit: Alamy Live News
 UK weather forecast: winds broke the waves against the West Bay coast in Dorset

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UK weather forecast: winds broke the waves against the West Bay coast in DorsetCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 UK Weather Forecast: Satellite imagery shows the storm gathering in Britain on Monday night

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UK Weather Forecast: Satellite imagery shows the storm gathering in Britain on Monday nightCredit: 2020 Atlas Photo Archive / NASA

On Monday, over 60 homes were blacked out after electrical failures near Falmouth and Truro in Cornwall when winds started dropping trees through the cables.

In the western islands, all schools of Uist and Barra were closed and all bus services on the islands were also canceled.

Several Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services were affected, with some services canceled due to adverse weather conditions and others disrupted.

Northlink Ferries also told passengers that there may be disruptions in services to Orkney and Shetland islands.

Although the rest of the week seems unstable, conditions are drier and brighter over the weekend.

 UK Forecast: The Met Office map shows the scale of the bursts

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UK Forecast: The Met Office map shows the scale of the bursts
 UK weather forecast: waves crash on Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland
UK weather forecast: waves crash on Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern IrelandCredit: Photopress Belfast
 UK weather forecast: debris is transported to a truck as it travels along Strangford Lough seafront
UK weather forecast: debris is transported to a truck as it travels along Strangford Lough seafrontCredit: © Photopress Belfast © All moral and intellectual rights maintained
 UK weather forecast: sea spray travels a car while a driver makes his way carefully along the south-west coast of Wales

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UK weather forecast: sea spray travels a car while a driver makes his way carefully along the south-west coast of WalesCredit: London News Pictures
 UK forecast: the sea runs along a coastal road in Carmarthenshire, Wales

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UK forecast: the sea runs along a coastal road in Carmarthenshire, WalesCredit: London News Pictures


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