Trains cancelled across country as Storm Bronagh brings flood warnings

Trains cancelled across country as Storm Bronagh brings flood warnings

Storm Bronagh is due to arrive in the North of Ireland on Thursday evening.

A Met Office yellow "be aware" warning for wind is in place until 18:00 BST on Friday.

High winds are expected to batter Portsmouth today. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible.

Now, the Coastguard is reminding people to be cautious, and to move their cars away from the seafront if possible.

The strong winds will be accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of squally heavy rain in places.

Gales reached 76mph overnight as Storm Bronagh arrived in the United Kingdom - bringing heavy downpours and fresh travel disruption to areas already hit by deadly Storm Ali.

Video footage shows a hero passer-by rescue a woman from her flooded auto as Storm Bronagh battered Britain overnight.

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The weather warnings come a day after a Swiss holidaymaker was killed when the caravan she was in was blown down a rocky incline in County Galway, while a worker in a forest park in County Armagh died after he was hit by a tree.

In south-west Wales there were 12 flood warnings in place on Friday morning, with almost 40 flood alerts issued across the country, while there were individual warnings in place in Staffordshire, Chesterfield and South Yorkshire, with more than 30 alerts across the north of England and West Midlands.

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings: the first is for heavy rain in Wales and the North West on Thursday; the second is for Storm Bronagh's high winds and covers much of England and parts of Wales.

Gusts of 65mph (105km/h) were recorded at Capel Curig, Snowdonia - among the strongest winds brought by Storm Bronagh overnight.

The strongest of the winds will be over the southern England and Wales during late afternoon and early evening with gusts of 55-60mph over exposed areas.

The second major storm to hit the United Kingdom in a week has brought winds of nearly 80mph and heavy rains, causing flooding and disrupting railway services. If you do intend to travel, then plan your journey and take extra care, allowing more time for your journey.

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