Strongest wind of all time recorded in Eunice storm in England
February 18th, 2022
Transportation was disrupted across the country as a result of the Eunice storm, which was active in England, and homes and workplaces were left without power. The UK Meteorological Office has confirmed that the country’s fastest wind has ever been recorded.
Thousands of homes and businesses in England lost power as a result of the Eunice storm, and schools and businesses were reported to be temporarily closed as a result of the storm. Highways were stopped, and train, bus, ferry, and airline services were canceled around the country due to transportation delays.
After the country’s Meteorology Directorate issued a “red alert,” authorities advised citizens to “remain at home,” claiming that the storm produced the strongest breeze ever seen in England.
The wind speed of 122 miles per hour recorded on England’s Isle of Wight as a result of Storm Eunice set a new national record, surpassing the previous high of 118 miles per hour set in Cornwall on December 15, 1979.
“PEOPLE WILL BE FACED WITH ELECTRICITY LOTS”
“Extremely strong winds will affect the entire country, causing significant disruptions,” stated Annie Shuttleworth of the Meteorology Department. People will face travel and power outages. That’s why you should avoid traveling if possible and stay at home.”
The National Highways said in a statement that “vulnerable” vehicles such as caravans and motorcycles could overturn due to the storm’s severity, therefore bridges and viaducts should be avoided. The UK Environment Agency, on the other hand, issued a flood warning for coastal cities and predicted additional heavy rain throughout the weekend.
JOHNSON TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING
Due to Storm Eunice, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called a meeting of the country’s Emergency Situations Committee (COBRA). Johnson stated on his social media account, “We should all follow the advice and take care to keep safe.” I’d want to express my gratitude to everyone for their efforts throughout this time.”