Published: Wed, February 12, 2020
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Homes and businesses without power in Waveney following Storm Ciara

Homes and businesses without power in Waveney following Storm Ciara

Munich was particularly hit hard, with an airport spokesman, in the southern German city, reporting that 420 flights were cancelled.

"Storm Ciara will continue to produce very strong westerly winds in coastal areas with mean speeds of 65-80km/h and gusts generally between 110 and 130km/h".

However, 190 departing flights and landings had been cancelled the previous day at the airport, Germany's largest, after a number of airlines scrapped certain services as a precaution as the storm approached.

The UK government flood warning service also issued a severe warning, indicating "danger to life", after the River Irwell in northwest England flooded its banks.

Meanwhile, Network Rail has issued a speed restriction, with the company's site stating: "Network Rail and train operators are advising passengers to check their journeys this weekend, with Storm Ciara expected to bring winds of up to 80mph across Britain".

- Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs expected.

Yellow weather warnings cover the whole United Kingdom with the heaviest rain expected over high ground, where 50-70mm is expected widely with as much as 100mm in a few locations.

Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: "Another spell of very wet and windy weather is expected for Saturday, although Storm Dennis is now not expected to be as severe as Ciara disruption is still likely".

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for both rain and wind, with up to 50-70mm of rain and gusts of 50-60mph.

The Netherlands is set to be hit by a second winter storm, storm Dennis, on Sunday, weather bureau Buienradar said.

Humberside Police said the Humber Bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles.

P&O Ferries said it was forced to cancel several sailings between Dover and Calais due to the knock-on effect of the weekend's weather.

A 10-km run in London that was expected to draw 25,000 runners was also cancelled.

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