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British Airways jet aborts landing due to ferocious winds

09 February, 2019, 13:13 | Author: Taylor George
  • UK weather Storm Erik on its way to Britain as yellow warning for 60mph winds issued England and Scotland

A British Airways plane has been filmed being forced to abandon its landing as strong winds from Storm Erik batter the UK.

The warning is valid from 5am on Friday morning to 6am on Saturday.

Rescue services are also warning that seas are still high and will take some time to settle.

Met Éireann has said wind speeds are set to average between 65-80km/h in affected areas, with gusts hitting up to 130km/h, adding that there will be stormy conditions for a time in western and northern coastal counties.

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

The Met Office has said there could be flooding in parts of the United Kingdom, as well as nightmare travel conditions amid 70mph gales and sheet rain.

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Meteorologist Nicola Maxey said: "On Friday we've got a named storm passing through the north of the country".

For now, windy for all this morning, winds gusting to 55-65mph across southern Scotland, N. Ireland, northern England and Wales, perhaps up to 70mph with exposure, 35-50mph gusts possible elsewhere.

Tomorrow Friday will be a very windy day with strong to gale force and gusty southwesterly winds gradually veering westerly.

"Gusts of up to 70 miles per hour are likely around some coasts exposed to the west or southwest". They're going to have very strong winds.

But despite East Anglia missing out on the main brunt of the storm, UK Power Networks say it is monitoring the weather closely and is in close contact with the Met Office to see how Erik develops.

"Winds easing from the west through the afternoon and evening".

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