Monday, March 28, 2016

EXTREME WEATHER: Storm Katie's 168kph Winds Brings Chaos To UK - Flights And Trains Cancelled; Flying Trampolines Cause Mayhem; 26 Flood Warnings And 141 Flood Alerts! [PHOTOS]

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March 28, 2016 - UNITED KINGDOM - Storm Katie continues to cause damage and travel disruption across England and Wales as she batters the region with gusts of up to 168kph (105mph).

A number of flights due to arrive in London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports today have been cancelled while other flights were diverted.

Airport officials are also advising passengers to take extra time to get to the airport due to road disruptions in the area.

A number of roads and bridges have been closed to traffic, according to Highways England.

Train services have also been disrupted with delays and amended routes in Southern England.

An amber wind warning has been issued by the Met Office for London and south-east England, with a yellow alert in place for the east and south west, along with south Wales.

The highest gusts so far in Storm Katie have been recorded at the Needles off the Isle of Wight, with winds there reaching 105mph.

Although 26 flood warnings and 141 flood alerts remain in place by the Environmental Agency, meteorologists say winds are easing and clearing east.

While it has led to damaged property, travel disruptions and power cuts, for some people the greatest challenge Storm Katie has served up is runaway trampolines.

The rogue trampolines have even careered onto streets and roads, causing major disruption.


One home in the town of Oxted in Surrey was greeted with a trampoline smashing a window at the side of the house in the early hours of Monday morning.

Many others took to social media to share photos of their flying trampolines and warn people to tie them down.

Meanwhile, UK Power Networks are working to restore power to parts of the South East network.

- RT.


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