Cyclone Isha has already caused problems in the UK. Biggest problems are expected next night and Monday morning. Isha also causes problems in Ireland. The Sellafield reactor complex has suspended operations due to the storm.
Sellafield is currently used to store the UK’s plutonium stockpile and high-level radioactive waste. BBC.
Premises may be closed in preparation for anticipated inclement weather by suspending operations. Work is expected to resume on Monday. In a staff update, the UK government said “there are currently no safety or security concerns associated with this suspension”.
Earlier it was said that this storm would cause many problems. For example, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, one person was struck by falling debris, and in Ireland, 1,70,000 homes across the country were left without power.
The British Met Office had already warned of very high winds and life-threatening rain.
Rail transport in Scotland is severely restricted
Scottish Railways has imposed severe restrictions on rail traffic. Trains are also being canceled elsewhere in Great Britain as a precaution or due to flooded railway lines.
British media report that almost the entire United Kingdom is covered by such a rare warning. The Meteorological Department has not ruled out the possibility of a minor cyclone forming inland. The Meteorological Department has also warned of power outages, mobile phone problems and road closures.
Large parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland saw gusts of up to 105 kilometers per hour, with gusts of nearly 145 kilometers per hour. Winds are blowing at speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour in England.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled
More than a hundred flights between the Irish capital Dublin and Great Britain have now been cancelled. Also, many planes had difficulty landing. Dublin Airport said at least 24 flights had to stop landing on Sunday. Another 27 flights were diverted to other airports due to the storm. Flights between Belfast and London in Northern Ireland were also cancelled.
Ferry services are also cancelled. For example, there is less sailing between Wales and Ireland. Ferries from Calais and Dunkirk to Dover have been delayed, ferry service DFDS said. The company also warns of disruption on the Amsterdam-Newcastle route.
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