Storm Eunice hits the UK on Friday and a rare red warning has been issued for wind for parts of south wales and north devon as well as North Cornwall. Eunice is developing across the Atlantic, where there is an area of cloud that is already deepening and will deepen further during the next 24 hours.
a yellow wind warning also affects northern Ireland and a yellow snow warning is in force for other northern parts of the UK, with the risk of 10 to 20 centimetres building up on hills blizzards as well as drifting quiet conditions on Thursday evening.
The winds through the night will very quickly pick up pushing an area of rain north, bumping into the cold air to lead to that snowfall for northern England, Northern Ireland and much of Scotland at lower levels, the snow will be hit and miss some places will just get rain.
Some places will get a couple of centimetres of rain but above around 300 meters 10 to 20 centimetres of snow is likely to accumulate and combined with the strong winds the risk of blizzards.
You should note the following numbers in case of emergency:
- Emergency services – 999 or 112
- Northern Ireland Electricity Networks – 03457 643 643
- NI Gas Emergency Service – 0800 002 001
- Northern Ireland Water Waterline – 03457 440 088
- Flooding Incident Line – 0300 2000 100
- Housing Executive – 03448 920 901
Report a fallen tree or blocked road
You can report a fallen tree or blocked road at the following link:
Reporting a power cut
If your power is off and you want to report it or get more information, contact NIE Networks or visit their website:
- NIE Networks Customer Helpline: 03457 643 643
- Power cuts
You can find an updated list of areas affected by power cuts on the NIE Networks website.
You can get the latest updates about roads at this link: