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UK weather: Met Office latest forecast

Violently weather warning was released for most of the UK before Storm Barra because thousands of homes are still without electricity.

According to the newspaper Met Office.

While western Ireland will suffer the worst of the storm, yellow wind warnings are in place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, while snow warnings have been issued for the south and the south. west Scotland.

It comes as thousands of people remain without heating and hot water after Hurricane Arwen affected the electricity supply to more than a million homes 10 days ago.

The Energy Network Association (ENA) said 3,190 homes were still waiting to be reconnected as of 2pm on Sunday. This is down from 4,025 homes on Sunday morning.

The majority of affected homes are in the north-east of England.

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge warned gusts of 45-50mph on Tuesday and into Wednesday won’t make it “easier” to reconnect remaining homes.

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Wind and snow warnings for much of the UK

A yellow weather warning for snow is in place across northern England and Scotland from 11am until midnight on Tuesday.

Forecasters say a 2-5cm thick layer of snow will accumulate quite widely in these areas, but locally this number could reach up to 10cm, especially in the southern regions and the Central Highlands.

There could be delays to road, rail and air travel, while there is a small chance that rural communities will experience power outages and outages.

Strong wind warnings are also in place across Britain between 9am and midnight on Tuesday, with gusts of 45-50 mph across wide and 60-70 mph in parts of the country. coastal location.

Chiara GiordanoDecember 6, 2021 09:23

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The Energy Minister reviews the performance of power companies after the outage caused by Hurricane Arwen

Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng speaks to the media about the power cut as he visits the Northern Powergrid call center in Penshaw, Sunderland

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Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced there will be a review of power companies’ operations when he visits the northeast on Sunday to survey the damage caused by Cyclone Arwen.

During a visit to the Northern Powergrid call center in Penshaw, Sunderland, Mr Kwarteng told PA news agency: “I think we can make the system a lot more resilient.

“I had an experience on August 9, 2019 when a million people in the southeast were commuting to work and they lost power.

“Soon after that we went through the system and we got hold of the trucking companies, the train companies and we got a more durable system.

“That’s exactly what I wanted to happen this time.

“We will have an assessment, we will see if the distribution companies have enough infrastructure, we can even take enforcement action if necessary.”

Speaking at the call center, Mr Kwarteng added that he “did not accept” the power outages that should have been resolved more quickly in the south.

“One of the specific reasons why we don’t have people back on is the weather conditions and they are having a hard time[with]people in sparsely populated, very rural areas,” he said. village and that’s a challenge.

Chiara GiordanoDecember 6, 2021, 08:41

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Severe weather warning for wind and snow as thousands remain without power

Thousands of people remain without power for 10 days after Storm Arwen as a new storm is set to make landfall in the UK on Tuesday.

Forecasters have issued severe wind and snow warnings ahead of Hurricane Barra, the second named storm of the season.

It comes after Hurricane Arwen affected the power supply to more than a million homes 10 days ago.

Chiara GiordanoDecember 6, 2021, 08:25

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Good morning and welcome to The IndependentLive weather updates as Storm Barra hits the UK on Tuesday. Stay tuned for the latest news.

Chiara GiordanoDecember 6, 2021, 08:20

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