Travel chaos in Britain, Storm Freya batters country with 80mph gusts

Published on : Monday, March 4, 2019

There were widespread travel disruption caused by Storm Freya in Britain, until 6am on Monday a yellow warning for wind was put in place and there were gusts of up to nearly 80mph.


Heavy falls had hit high routes across the Pennines due to which the motorists were stranded in te area encompassing Cumbria.



On Sunday night at Spadeadam, near the Northumbria border 2.4 inches of snow was recorded. The Cumbria police reported of haradous coundition sacross the country and restricted unnecessary travel.



The rail network across Wales and the Midlands was also disrupted due to high winds reaching 76mph at Mumbles Head on Swansea Bay.


Between junctions 41 and 42  high winds led to the closure of M4 , however the stormy weather conditions were expected to have eased by rush hour on Monday morning.



Across the south-west more than a dozen flood alert were in place.


Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow will be there clipping the coast by Newcastle and southern Scotland. There will be plenty of sunshine thereafter into Monday along with a band of showery rain that will move in from the south-west.



It will move across the Devon and Cornwall first and the move into Wales and Northern Ireland through the morning.


It will be into the Midlands and towards London by the afternoon creating hail and thunder. The sunniest part will be the northern and eastern areas which might also get blustery.


A gust of 55mph was measured in Chivenor in Denvon while 53 mph was recorded on the  Isle of Portland in Dorset.


After getting into difficulty in a dinghy three men were rescued from the sea off Studland Bay.

The men were not injured after they could get onto a yacht placed at the anchor.


On Sunday heavy rain has already hit Scotland and 34mm recorded falling in Konlochewe in he northwest Highlands.

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