Terrifying Moment Plane Struggles To Land At Heathrow During Storm Erik

Clay Curtis
February 10, 2019

The Met Office issued a number of weather warnings for floods and strong winds on Saturday, as Storm Erik brought gusts of nearly 70mph that caused disruption on several roads, with emergency services warning motorists to take care.

On Saturday night there will be some rain across southern England with snow falling over hills in places.

Next week shows a calmer outlook, with sunny spells, a light breeze and temperatures rising as the week progresses.

One lane is closed on the Severn Bridge between South Wales and south west England due to the strong winds, and the A548 is closed in both directions around Mostyn, north Wales, because a tree had fallen across the carriageway.

Not many showers are expected from mid-morning onwards, with a chance of a bright if blustery afternoon across the Midlands and Eastern England.

Storm Erik is here, and it has resulted in rain, gale force winds and a number of weather warnings.

Later, however, the clouds will move towards Scandinavia with exception of the south.

"We're looking at winds of 50 to 60mph in Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland".

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'Through the evening period it starts to edge its way into parts of north-west Wales and north-west England.

Met Office Meteorologist Steven Keates said rain would hit the United Kingdom, particularly in Scotland where the mercury could drop to -4C.

Weather warnings have been issued for parts of Scotland as Storm Erik continues to roll in.

However, the snow is expected to clear on Sunday, with a few blustery showers following it.

On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon, although a spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police would not confirm whether the death was weather-related.

A yellow weather warning has been issued from 10.30am until 8pm in Portsmouth and the South East.

Wind speeds of 69mph were recorded in Powys, Wales, and 68mph in Avonmouth, Bristol, while 50mph winds were expected inland, Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said.

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