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18 Dec 2019 | 05:28 AM UTC

UK: Inclement weather to affect public transportation December 18-21

Strong wind and heavy rains to affect all forms of public transportation December 18-21; anticipate transport disruptions

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Event

The Met Office issued several weather warnings for fog, rain, and wind on Tuesday, December 17. Wind gusts of 112 kph (70 mph) along with fog are forecast on Wednesday, December 18, and Thursday, December 19, until 03:00 (local time) in Northern Ireland and western England. According to local authorities, strong winds are likely to affect road, air, rail, and ferry transportation. Rain alerts have also been issued for South Wales and West Midlands, possibly resulting in floods in coastal areas from 16:00 to 11:45 on Wednesday. Additional rain is expected through Saturday, in the southeast.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, confirm travel reservations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.