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UK News UK weather: Storm Jocelyn arrives in UK with 76mph gusts

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Storm Jocelyn is moving across the UK - days after Storm Isha wreaked havoc and left at least two people dead.

Tuesday was marked by heavy rain in parts, with strong gusts expected into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The strongest gust so far, 76mph, was recorded in Aberdaron, Wales; while in Scotland trains stopped running at 19:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, thousands of homes have been affected by power cuts, and parts of York have been flooded.

Also on Tuesday evening, eight flights were cancelled at Dublin Airport and four were also cancelled at Glasgow Airport.
The Met Office has issued amber and yellow weather warnings for wind covering much of the country. The centre of the storm is moving to the north of the UK.

According to forecasters, the strongest winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 80mph in exposed parts of northern and western Scotland.

The area is covered by a Met Office amber wind warning until 08:00 on Wednesday.

"Although this system will be a step down relative to Storm Isha, with the damage and clean-up still under way, we could potentially see more impacts from Storm Jocelyn," Met Office's chief meteorologist Steve Willington said.

Storm Jocelyn has arrived shortly after Storm Isha left two people dead and one seriously injured on Monday.
Both storms have disrupted the journeys of many road, rail and air travellers.
Suspended ScotRail trains will not restart until Wednesday morning, the operator said.

The train company said each route would need to undergo a safety inspection before trains are able to run due to the risk of trees and other debris falling onto the track.

TransPennine Express, which runs services between northern England and Scotland, is advising customers not to travel until noon on Wednesday on its Preston to Glasgow and Preston to Edinburgh routes.

Avanti West Coast's last London to Glasgow service departed at 15:30 on Tuesday. The train company said its services to and from Scotland would be cancelled until at least midday on Wednesday.


Properties have been flooded in York

Motorists are being urged to reconsider making journeys where the weather is expected to be the worst, including western and southern Scotland and north-west England.

"With so much heavy rainfall and debris on the roads, driving conditions will be very challenging," RAC spokeswoman Alice Simpson said.

"We also suggest drivers avoid parking underneath or near to trees," she added.
The Met Office has issued the following weather warnings:
  • An amber warning for wind for the fringes of western and northern Scotland from 18:00 on Tuesday till 08:00 on Wednesday
  • A yellow warning for wind across the whole of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern Wales and north-west England until 13:00 on Wednesday
  • A yellow warning for wind for south Wales, the Midlands and north-east England from 12:00 on Tuesday until 15:00 on Wednesday

Workers remove a tree that fell on an electricity substation on the Kinnaird estate in Larbert


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