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6 October 2014 - Stormy conditions hit UK

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/06/2014


Stormy conditions hit UK
Staff (The Guardian)
Stormy conditions hit parts of the UK on Monday morning, with strong winds and heavy rain expected to spread westwards bringing the risk of travel disruption and flooding across . The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for rain and wind.
Exposed areas in Wales, north-west England, eastern parts of Northern Ireland and western and northern parts of Scotland could see gusts of up to 70mph, forecasters said. Winds could reach speeds of 60mph in south-west England. The conditions could pose problems for commuters in affected areas in the morning rush hour.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland warned motorists to take extra care on the roads after “adverse weather conditions overnight” while the A595 in Cumbria was closed in the Bothel area because of a collision involving two cars after a tree came down due to wind.
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Warning

Week-long Autumn storms to batter Britain and bring travel chaos
Nathan Rao (The Express)
The Met Office issued a severe weather warning for 70mph gusts down the west coast of the UK and parts of the north last night (Sun) and today (Mon).
The Met Office said a stubborn area of low pressure over the UK will bring unsettled conditions until the weekend and warned of traffic chaos.
Forecaster Kirk Waite said: "There is a system developing to the west which will move in through Sunday night and Monday morning.
"Coastal regions in the west could see strong gusts of up to 70mph in exposed regions though it will be a wet and windy day generally on Monday.
"There is a heavy band of rain moving across the country during the day, reaching London and the east by the middle of the day.
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More warnings

UK storms: Indian summer over as weather warnings issued for severe wind and rain
Lizzie Dearden (The Independent)
The Indian summer looks to be well and truly over as temperatures plummet and storms roll in to batter the UK.
Travel disruption and flooding is expected in parts of the country on Monday and the Met Office has issued weather alerts for wind and rain.
Northern Ireland, South West England, western Wales and the Scottish coast will get the worst of the weather in the coming days.
Forecasters warned to expect potentially damaging gusts of up to 70 mph and torrential rain during Monday morning’s rush hour.
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Contrast

UK weather: Driest September on record has been one of the warmest for a century
Lizzie Dearden (The Independent)
This month is set to be the driest September in the UK since records began almost 100 years ago – and one of the warmest.
Met Office figures show that the country has had just one fifth of the rain expected, with just 19 mm falling.
Northern Ireland was the driest country up to the 28 September, with 6.5 mm of rain – 7 per cent of its average – and the wettest was Scotland with 33 mm, which still makes September its second-driest.
England had 13.5 mm or rainfall in the month and Wales saw 11.9 mm.
September has also seen temperatures far above average, prompting a rush to the countryside and coast to bask in sunshine and 25C heat.
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"6 October 2014 - Stormy conditions hit UK", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2014. Consulté le 29/05/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2014/6-october-2014-stormy-conditions-hit-uk