Trains cancelled across country as Storm Bronagh brings flood warnings

Evarado Alatorre
Setiembre 21, 2018

Storm Bronagh brings potential for very strong winds from 6pm on Thursday evening and overnight until 9am on Friday.

Winds are expected to reach up to 60mph, and the police have warned that rush-hour travellers may face delays because of fallen trees and power cables.

The woman ended up stranded in her vehicle in floodwater in Sheffield Road, Tinsley.

If the weather system predicted for Sunday does materialise, then it will be named Storm Callum but this has not yet been confirmed.

Speed restrictions were in place for some trains across the network in Wales, as well as the West and North of England, because of the high winds.

Met Eireann has said ' a wave depression' is expected to deepen, as it tracks close to the southeast coast of Ireland on Thursday bringing Storm Bronagh. As a result the UK Met Office have named it Storm Bronagh.

Bronagh brought heavy rain as it swept across the country a day after two people were killed during severe weather and injuries and danger to life from flying debris continue to be a risk.

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Highways England's head of road safety Richard Leonard urged people to plan their journeys, to take extra care and to allow more time.

A yellow (be aware) wind warning is in place for Storm Bronagh - the second named storm system of the season - covering much of England and parts of Wales.

"In high winds, there's a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we'd advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down".

A falling tree in Co Armagh killed Matthew Campbell, from Belfast. Mr Campbell, who was aged in his 20s and engaged to be married, was working for a construction company on behalf of public utility Northern Ireland Water in Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

One person was injured after being blown over by the windy blast outside the new V&A Dundee museum, which was later forced to close due to the adverse weather conditions, and a woman in Cheshire was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a tree fell onto her auto.

Behind that, there will still be windy weather for Friday morning, with high gusts for Northern Ireland and around the Irish Sea then across a more central swathe of Britain during Friday.

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