Storm Eunice is set to hit on Friday with two rare red warnings in place for parts of southwest England and south Wales, and the east of England including London. While the areas under the red warnings, meaning there is a danger to life, will be the worst-affected, all of the UK can expect severe weather and disruption as the storm takes hold.
Much of the UK will be affected by 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.
A step-by-step guide has been released by one local authority on how to stay safe as the region braces itself for Storm Eunice.
How To Stay Safe During Storm Eunice UK?
- Stay indoors as much as possible.
- If you do go out, try not to walk or shelter close to buildings and trees.
- Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is in progress.
- If possible, enter and leave your house through doors in the sheltered side, closing them behind you.
- Open internal doors only as needed, and close them behind you.
- Take care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges, or high open roads, delay your journey or find alternative routes if possible.
- Slow down and be aware of side winds, particular care should be taken if you are towing or are a high sided vehicle.
- Do not drive unless your journey is really necessary.