Storm Franklin is still wreaking havoc on portions of the United Kingdom with high winds and heavy rain. Flooding is severe in areas of Northern Ireland, and hundreds of flood warnings are still in effect across England and Wales.
Customers are advised to verify before traveling if there is “Severe disruption”
Franklin arrives only days after Storm Eunice killed three people and knocked off electricity to 1.4 million households. On Monday morning, the greatest wind gusts hit 79 mph near Capel Curig, Wales, and 78 mph in Orlock Head, Northern Ireland.
On Monday, the Met Office issued two weather warnings: an amber warning for wind in Northern Ireland and a milder yellow warning for wind across Wales, Northern Ireland, the majority of England, and portions of south-west Scotland.
Storm Franklin is the third named storm in a week, following Dudley and Eunice, which is a first since the storm-naming system was implemented in 2015.
Hundreds of flood warnings have been issued across the north of England, with Yorkshire and Manchester taking the brunt of the damage.
People in Yorkshire have been told to avoid rivers, and homes have been evacuated, with highways and bridges stopped due to significant flooding.
Because to high winds, Manchester Airport diverted nine planes on Monday morning. The flights were reportedly waiting to land before being diverted, although the airport claims that the weather had no effect on departures.
Winds, according to British Airways, have made it harder to remove baggage from its flights, causing delays for passengers after landing.
In addition, the airline has failed to land and resupply planes on schedule, disrupting both inbound and departing flights.
After Storm Eunice destroyed portions of the roof, the O2 venue in London will stay closed until Friday, when a UB40 performance is set to go ahead as planned.
Over 10,000 houses in the south east of England are still without electricity.
Heavy rain has caused catastrophic flooding in Northern Ireland, with Londonderry and Tyrone counties taking the worst of the damage.
According to Northern Ireland Electricity, football grounds in Castlederg were left under meters of water, and 3,000 houses are still without electricity (NIE). According to NIE, at its peak, 10,000 houses were without electricity in the early hours of Monday morning.
Flood warnings have been issued for parts of the River Severn and the Bristol Channel shoreline, and emergency crews have installed flood barriers to prevent the floods from reaching houses.
National Resources Wales (NRW) has issued 10 flood warnings, indicating that flooding is likely, and 18 flood alerts, indicating that flooding is probable.
County councillor Karl Lewis described Llandinam in Powys, central Wales, as a “disaster zone”
Customers are being advised by National Rail to double-check their itineraries before departing, as numerous firms are anticipated to be impacted.
CrossCountry railways, which operates routes from Aberdeen to Birmingham and the South West, is “strongly recommending” passengers not to go.