Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday 23rd February 2017.....they named this storm after my MUM!!!


Britain’s on flood alert: New warning after day of destruction from deadly Storm Doris

BATTERED Britain is now on flood alert as the nation cleans up a trail of destruction left by killer Storm Doris.



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Forecasters have issued flood alerts after Storm Doris caused destruction on Thursday
Warnings for up to four inches rain are in place tomorrow triggering a raft of flood alerts around the country.
Heavy snow in parts of Scotland and the north will melt as temperatures lift causing water to gush from hilly regions.
The Environment Agency (EA) has issued flood alerts across northern England, East Anglia and Wales
Government forecasters warn of a “return to wet and windy weather” tomorrow after a chilly end to the week.
Ice alerts have been issued across much of northern England and Scotland this morning after temperatures were forecast to plunge below freezing last night.
The Met Office said more than an inch of snow could fall even across low ground in Scotland with untreated roads likely to freeze over.
Forecaster Oli Claydon said: “With temperatures expected to come down on Thursday night there will be an ice risk on Friday morning.



“Friday will be more settled, certainly after the effects of Storm Doris, although there will be rain in the north.
There will be an ice risk on Friday morning
Oli Claydon
“On Saturday we see a return to wet and windy weather with heavy rain in the northwest as temperatures will return to more normal values for the time of year.”
Deputy chief meteorologist Dan Harris added: “Saturday will see further strong winds and another spell of wet weather, particularly over the northwest of the UK where the rain is likely to be locally heavy and persistent.” 
Severe gales pounded swathes of the country yesterday while plunging temperatures brought snow to northern regions.
Gusts of 94mph were recorded in Aberdaron, Gwynedd, while winds topped 80mph around Wales, central and southern England.
Up to an inch of rain pelted parts of Britain while some two inches of snow ground roads to a standstill in the north.
The storm is thought to have claimed at least one victim after a young woman died after being hit by flying roof debris in Wolverhampton.
She suffered serious head injuries leading paramedics to pronounce her dead at the scene yesterday morning.
A man was said to be in a “serious condition” in a central London hospital, following reports of “debris falling from the roof of a building” in Victoria.
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Travel disruption affected many parts of Scotland
A tree crashed onto a car near Church Stretton, Shropshire, during strong winds injuring two male pensioners.
A woman in her sixties was taken for treatment at Royal Stoke University Hospital for a “serious head injury” after being hit by a carport roof in Hartshill, Stoke on Trent.
In Birmingham a taxi driver narrowly avoided harm when a tree fell onto his car.
Around 15 people escaped injury after winds toppled a double-decker bus in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, during the afternoon.
The famous Coronation Street cobbles were left deserted when filming was stopped as Doris tore through Manchester.
Flights were cancelled at London’s Heathrow Airport while a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Manchester was diverted to Leeds.
Roads were closed around the country while speed restrictions were put in place on railway lines across Wales, the Midlands, northern and southern England.
The M80 in Banknock, Scotland, ground to a halt after a car transporter jack-knifed on the snow-coated motorway while the Dartford crossing which links Kent and Essex was closed.
Thousands of homes around the north of England were left without power after strong winds knocked out supplies and downed trees.
Doris, the fourth named storm of the season, unleashed the most widespread battering since Storm Katie hit the UK last March.
Severe gales and torrential rain were the result of a rapid drop in air pressure as the system moved across Britain – a so-called weather bomb or ‘explosive cyclogenesis’.
Parts of Britain face up to four inches of rain tomorrow (Saturday) as further downpours hammer the west coast.

Hope the late Winter storm eases soon ....
Yashi Kochi!!!!

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