Storm Isha has already caused problems in the UK. The biggest problems are expected next night and Monday morning. Dinner also causes problems in Ireland. The Sellafield nuclear complex suspended operations due to the storm.
Sellafield is currently used to store plutonium stockpiles and high-level radioactive waste in the UK, according to The Guardian. BBC.
By suspending operations, the complex can be closed in preparation for the expected bad weather. Work is expected to resume on Monday. In an update to staff, the UK government said that “there are currently no safety or security concerns associated with this suspension.”
It was previously reported that the storm is causing many problems. For example, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, one person was injured by falling debris, and in Ireland, 170,000 homes were without power across the country.
The British Met Office has already warned of extremely strong winds and life-threatening heavy rain.
Train traffic in Scotland is very limited
Scottish Railways has severely restricted train movement. Trains were also canceled elsewhere in Great Britain, as a precaution or due to track flooding.
It is rare for almost the entire United Kingdom to include such a warning, British media reported. The Met Office has not ruled out the possibility of a small tornado developing locally. The weather service also warned of power outages, cell phone problems and road closures.
Large parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland are exposed to winds of around 105km/h, peaking at around 145km/h. Wind speed in England is about 90 kilometers per hour.
Hundreds of flights cancelled
More than a hundred flights between the Irish capital, Dublin, and Great Britain have now been cancelled. In addition, many planes had difficulty landing. Dublin Airport reported that at least 24 planes had to cancel landings on Sunday. Another 27 aircraft were forced to divert to other airports due to the storm. Flights between Belfast in Northern Ireland and London and others were also cancelled.
Ferry services are also seeing cancellations. For example, there are fewer cruises between Wales and Ireland. Cruises from Calais and Dunkirk to Dover have been postponed, the DFDS ferry service reports. The company is also warning of disruptions on the Amsterdam-Newcastle route.
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