Storm Eunice reaches the UK

Forecasters say Eunice, the UK’s second storm in a week, could be one of the worst in three decades. Gusts have already exceeded 100mph in places.

Waves crash against the sea wall at Porthcawl, south Wales, on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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Porthcawl, Bridgend (above and below)
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Waves crash against the sea wall at Porthcawl, south Wales, on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES

People are being urged to avoid travelling if they can and stay at home when winds reach top speeds.

The Met Office issued red warnings for south Wales and the northern coast of south-west England until 12:00.

A second red warning for wind – the highest level – covers London, the South East and parts of the South and East of England from 10:00 GMT until 15:00.

Meanwhile, yellow warnings for snow and wind are also in place in Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of Scotland.

Here are pictures from across the UK showing wind, snow and disruption.

Damage to the roof of the O2 Arena in south east London, caused by Storm Eunice on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS
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Damage to the roof of the O2 Arena in south-east London (above and below)
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Damage to the roof of the O2 Arena in south east London, caused by Storm Eunice on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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A walker passes by a Danger sign on Brighton on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,ALAMY LIVE NEWS
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Clevedon, North Somerset, is battered by Huge waves as Storm Eunice arrive on the high spring tide on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,ALAMY LIVE NEWS
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Clevedon, Somerset
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A still from a video showing the top section of the spire at St Thomas's Church in Wells, Somerset, falls to the ground due to strong winds from Storm Eunice on 18 February 2022
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A still from a video showing the top section of the spire at St Thomas’s Church in Wells, Somerset, falling. The Grade II-listed church was built in the 1850s
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A person fights against the wind on the seafront in Porthcawl, Bridgend, on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Porthcawl, Bridgend
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The roof of a building blown onto railway tracks in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,NETWORKRAIL / PA MEDIA
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The roof of a building blown on to railway tracks in Banbury, Oxfordshire
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Storm Eunice and rough seas bring huge crashing waves along Aberystwyth promenadeIMAGE SOURCE,ALAMY LIVE NEWS
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Aberystwyth promenade (above and below)
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Storm Eunice and rough seas bring huge crashing waves along Aberystwyth promenadeIMAGE SOURCE,ALAMY LIVE NEWS
Two cars crushed under a fallen tree in the village of Walditch, just outside Bridport, Dorset, on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,SHUTTERSTOCK
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Two cars crushed under a fallen tree in the village of Walditch, just outside Bridport, Dorset
A fallen tree in Bude, Cornwall, as Storm Eunice hits the UK on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,TOM COX / PA MEDIA
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A fallen tree in Bude, Cornwall
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A lorry blown over on the M4 in Margam, Neath Port Talbot, on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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A lorry blown over on the M4 in Margam, Neath Port Talbot
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A fallen branch on a car in a car park in Lyme Regis, west Dorset, as Storm Eunice hits the south coast on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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A fallen branch on a car in a car park in Lyme Regis, Dorset
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Council workers and members of the public attempt to clear a fallen tree from the A394 road on 18 February 2022 near Penzance, CornwallIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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Council workers and members of the public attempt to clear a fallen tree from the A394 road near Penzance, Cornwall
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Snow falls in Scotland against a backdrop of Edinburgh Castle as Storm Eunice sweeps across the UK on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Edinburgh Castle
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Storm Eunice and snow arrives in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,SHUTTERSTOCK
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Paisley, Renfrewshire
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Waves crash over the sea wall at the harbour in Lyme Regis in Dorset as Storm Eunice hits the south coast on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Lyme Regis, Dorset
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A coastguard search and rescue team ask a swimmer to come out of the sea in New Brighton, Merseyside, on 18 Fenruary 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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A coastguard search-and-rescue team asks a swimmer to come out of the sea in New Brighton, Merseyside
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Fresh snowfall in Barden Moor, North Yorkshire, as Storm Eunice sweeps across the UK on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Barden Moor, North Yorkshire
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Waves hits Porthleven on the Cornish coast as Storm Eunice makes landfall on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Porthleven, Cornwall (above and below)
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Waves hits Porthleven on the Cornish coast as Storm Eunice makes landfall on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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A local butcher carries his shop sign across a snowy pavement in Tow Law, County Durham, as Storm Eunice sweeps across the UK on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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Tow Law, County Durham (above and below)
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A woman clears snow from her car in Tow Law, County Durham, as Storm Eunice sweeps across the UK on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA
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A person clears snow in Tow Law, County Durham, on 18 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,PA MEDIA

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