Mywikilearn.com has gathered confirmed reports that hundreds of schools are closed and the army has been placed on standby as Britain prepares for what could be the worst storm in 30 years.
The Met Office issued rare red weather warning over wind conditions that may pose a danger to life during Storm Eunice. Gusts of up to 100mph, floods and power cuts are expected in the southwest of England and Wales during the morning, with the strongest winds in coastal areas, including the cities of Bristol, Swansea and Cardiff.
The Met Office said there is a risk of “flying debris resulting in danger to life” and “damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines, brought down”.
Eunice will make landfall as the most dangerous system of 2022 today, with forecasters expecting powerful 90mph winds. Officials have urged caution when it arrives, with parks and attractions shuttered across the UK. Schools have made similar movements as the Met Office launches a rare red “danger to life” warning across the southeast coast.
Storm Eunice UK: Which Areas Of The UK Will Storm Eunice Hit?
Much of the UK will be affected by Storm Eunice, says the Met Office. The first weather warning will come into force from 7 am along the coastline of Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset as well as the south coast of Wales due to the combination of high tides, strong winds and storm surge.
From 10 am a second red weather warning for wind will cover Greater London, Kent, Surrey, Essex and East Sussex between 10 am and 3 pm.
North Cornwall, North Devon, and Sharpness in Gloucestershire are feared to be amongst the worst-hit areas due to the tidal impact from the surge and very high spring tides.
In Cornwall, residents are being urged to take precautions and only travel if absolutely necessary, while people in North Somerset are being encouraged to stay at home. There is a risk of “flying debris resulting in danger to life”, the Met Office warns, and “damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines, brought down.
The public is urged to stay at home and the Army is on standby.