Ten minste 2 dead as Storm Arwen thrashes the UK

At least two people are reported to have died as Brittanje was battered by severe weather with winds reaching speeds of over 90 km / h (144 km/h) in some areas.

The Met Office said Northumberland in northern England, was hit by overnight gusts of wind of 98 km / h (157 km/h) and Devon in the southwest also experienced winds of 92 km / h. Rare red weather warnings were issued on Friday after the Met Office described conditions ashorrendous.The red warnings expired on Saturday but amber and yellow warnings remain in place and people in many areas are being advised to travel only ifabsolutely necessary.
PA Media reports that a man in County Antrim, Noordelik Ierland, died on Friday when his car was struck by a falling tree and also reported that Cumbria Police said a man from Lancaster died in Ambleside after a tree fell on him just before 11 nm. GMT (6 nm. IS) on the same day.
    The Met Office warned Britons to stay safe along coastlines, especially along the east coast of Scotland and northeast coast of England while the Royal National Lifeboat Institution named Storm Arwen their first winter storm of the year and said thesevere weather could make our seas and coastlines particularly dangerous.
      Train networks across the UK have reported disruptions due to Arwen, as ScotRail services were disrupted between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street, Dunblane and Stirling after a barn was blown on to the line near Falkirk. TransPennine Express services between Newcastle and Edinburgh have also been canceled.
        Many were left without power on Friday night, as Northern Powergrid said severe winds had caused cuts for more than 55,000 customers mainly in Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear.
          The Met Office said that the storm willcontinue to bring strong windsacross many parts of the nation andthe cold air combined with the strong winds will give a very cold day right across the country.
            Snow has been falling and settling on roads across southern England and the Midlands but the Met Office said it should ease and move away to the south, as some areas experience a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow.




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