Problems in the United Kingdom due to Storm Agnes

Storm Agnes is moving across England. Photo: ANP / EPA / Adam Vaughan

Storm Agnes has caused some problems in the United Kingdom. Heavy rains caused flooding in many places. A woman has been rescued from her car in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, after she was caught in high waves caused by the storm.

Wednesday was accompanied by gale-force winds. In Wales, winds gusted to 127 kilometers per hour in the village of Capel Curric in the evening. Elsewhere, wind gusts reached 100 kmph. Hundreds of people including Devon and Cornwall were left without power as a result of the storm.

First storm of the season

Agnes also caused problems elsewhere. For example, in Ireland and Northern Ireland, fallen trees damaged buildings and disrupted traffic. Ferry services and some flights have also been affected by the weather.

Agnes is the first named storm of the season. Flood warnings remain in place for parts of Scotland on Thursday. But the Met Office has now withdrawn code yellow for high winds for most of the country.

Read all of this season’s storm names here

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