Dozens of ferries and flights cancelled, western Britain and Ireland hit with strong winds

Published on : Saturday, November 10, 2018

Strong winds have brought travel disruption to western Britain and Ireland, with dozens of ferries and flights cancelled.Strong winds and rain has resulted in travel disruption in western Britain and Ireland.For for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire the met office has ordered an Amber weather warning.




It stated that a spell of heavy rain will  affect southwestern parts of Wales during this afternoon and evening, bringing a further 20-40 mm of rain.




There will be further flooding, scattered heavy showers to follow from the west overnight with much will fall within 6-9 hours.




Many ferry sailings were cancelled and winds of more than 50 mph has been forecasted for the Irish Sea and the waters of the western Scotland.




Stena Line evening service from Rosslare on south-east Ireland to Fishguard in Wales remains cancelled.



For Friday all ferries on 10 routes in Scotland, Caledonian MacBrayne has cancelled with warnings of possible disruption for Saturday.




Between the islands of Iona and Mull has been cancelled which is the first sailing on Saturday morning.Parts of central and eastern Scotland is affected by stormy weather along with the bridges in the west of the country.




Flights between UK and Ireland have been cancelled, this includes Aer Lingus links from Dublin to Bristol and Newquay.



Flooding between Haverfordwest and Milford Haven in Wales caused disruption of the rail services for the rest of the day.On the DART railway through Glenageary in Dublin delays took place because of rising water levels.



Many southern and western parts of England and Wales will be affected by showers during Saturday.There will be more organised bands of heavy showers at times and might result in 15-20 mm of rain in 3 hours.

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