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Storm Eunice tracker: Where is Storm Eunice right NOW? Exact location of weather bomb

Storm Eunice hits the UK with strong winds and snow

The UK is today contending with the effects of Storm Eunice, which has brought with it winds in excess of 95mph for some coastal regions. In response the Met Office has issued a mixture of weather warnings – including two red – across the British Isles, the majority of which came into effect from the early hours of this morning. Here, Express.co.uk tracks the movements of Storm Eunice.

One video from the Met Office shows the fast-moving jet stream currently above the UK, which Storm Eunice is part of, with winds reaching 200mph.

The jet stream has helped Storm Eunice to rapidly strengthen.

The Met Office tweeted: “The #JetStream is a fast-moving ribbon of air, several miles above the earth’s surface.

“#StormEunice is under a powerful part of the jet stream, where winds are close to 200 mph and this will help #Eunice to rapidly strengthen during the next 12-24 hours as it crosses the UK”.

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Storm Eunice tracker map

Storm Eunice tracker: Storm in explosive cyclogenesis – harsh sting jet builds in Atlantic (Image: Tropical Tidbits)

Scotland braces for ‘heavy snow’

The Met Office has issued a snow warning for most of Scotland as Storm Eunice continues to batter Britain, bringing in devastating and “dangerous” weather.

The Met Office has warned the intense storm is set to cause disruptions due to “heavy snow”, causing travel chaos in mainland Scotland, south of Inverness and Fort William today.

The yellow warning, which is in place from 3am this morning until 6pm this evening, warns of power cuts, canceled rail and air travel and disruptions to mobile phone coverage.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney stated he held a meeting of the Scottish Government’s resilience team and warned Eunice “will bring risk of snow and strong winds across most of Scotland on Friday and danger of coastal flooding in south-west Scotland”.

Damage to O2 arena

Storm Eunice has ripped the roof from the O2 in London (Image: PA)

London hit by ‘dangerous conditions’

Storm Eunice is currently wreaking havoc across the UK, with damage to roads, roofs, cars and even iconic landmarks.

The O2 Arena in Greenwich, London has had its roof ripped to shreds by the fierce winds, triggering an evacuation and closure of the building.

Lorries have been blown over, and a rare “do not travel” alert was issued across railways in England and Wales.

In total seven operators have suspended all services, with footage showing a building roof being blown onto tracks.

More than 430 flights due to take off or land at UK airports were canceled on Friday.

wind map

Fierce winds could reach 100mph in some areas, with Brits urged to stay home (Image: WXCHARTS)

Where is Storm Eunice now?

Currently, weather charts are showing Eunice is still covering most of the UK, with the worst impacts being felt in coastal regions, particularly southern England.

Wind speeds in and around London have also intensified in the past hour with incidents of damage being reported in the capital.

Between 12pm and 3pm today damaging winds will push further inland to the Midlands and East Anglia.

These are expected to remain at around 60-70mph but could reach up to 80mph in some exposed regions.

By the time we reach 3pm winds will start to ease somewhat for southeast England, but continue to range within 50 to 60mph.

On the south coast winds will speed up to between 75 to 85mph, while northwest England will also start to experience greater speeds during this time-frame.

Southeast England on the other hand will witness wind gusts during this period, that measure in excess of 70mph.

On Thursday, Met Watch UK described on Twitter how Storm Eunice had undergone “explosive cyclogenesis in the Atlantic” ahead of its arrival to the UK.

Netweather added that Eunice had formed on Wednesday evening over the North Atlantic to the southeast of Newfoundland – easterly province of Canada.

UK storm map

Weather maps from Windy show a swirling mass of winds off the west coast (Image: WINDY)

Storm Eunice tracker live: Storm Eunice

Storm Eunice tracker live: Storm Eunice should cover England entirely by 9am (Image: WINDY)

Fallen tree Storm Eunice

Trees have been ripped from the roots, blocking roads and damaging property (Image: PA)

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Eunice is expected to continue to rapidly intensify as it moves northeast across southern Ireland, during this morning.

Then, it will cross the Irish Sea into northwest England by the middle of the day before exiting northeast England during this afternoon.

From 3am on this morning two yellow snow and wind warnings, from the Met Office, came into effect across northern parts of the UK.

Until 6pm these alerts will remain in force, while simultaneously an amber wind warning is also in place which will last for three hours longer than the yellow warnings, officially ending at 9pm.

Storm Eunice tracker maps shows Thursday 9pm wind gusts

Storm Eunice tracker: This map shows eunice creeping in by Thursday 9pm (Image: NETWEATHER)

When do the weather warnings start?

Met Office forecasters have released a series of warnings – six in total.

Forecasters are expecting a covering of snow over Northern Ireland and Scotland by 3am, captured under weather warnings.

The second – an amber alert – follows two hours later at 5am, covering most of the country from the Midlands down.

The most severe warnings of the bunch, the rare red alerts, swing into action from 7am on the east coast, and 10am on the south coast respectively.

People living in these areas need to stay vigilant for the highest winds, likely to stir waves and whip up debris.

The red warning for the east coast will be removed by midday while the south coast alert will remain in place until 3pm.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “The red warning areas indicate a significant danger to life as extremely strong winds provide the potential for damage to structures and flying debris.

“Although the most exposed coastal areas could see gusts in excess of 90mph, winds will remain notably strong further inland, with gusts of between 60-70mph for most within the amber warning area, and up to 80mph in a few places.”

Plane struggling to land

Planes have been fighting the winds to land at airports across the UK (Image: PA)

Storm Eunice tracker maps

Storm Eunice tracker: This chart shows where Eunice will hit by Friday (Image: NETWEATHER)

The yellow and amber warnings end a little later, at 6pm and 9pm respectively.

Wales and the majority of England are included within the area that the amber alert has been extended to.

Eunice will be the fifth named storm of the season in the UK following Arwen, Barra, Corrie and Dudley.

Accompanying it will be gales of around 80mph for inland areas while exposed coastal regions could see wind gusts in excess of 95mph.

Meanwhile, snow has been forecast for northern parts of the UK, with low-lying areas expected to receive between one to five centimetres.

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Met Office Weather Map

Almost the entire UK is covered by weather warnings for today (Image: Met Office )

Storm Eunice tracker map for FRIDAY

Storm Eunice tracker: Maps show where the storm will have reached by Friday (Image: Weather Outlook)

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In comparison, high ground sections, including the Scottish Highlands, could experience snow as deep as 30cm.

Flooding has also been warned as a possibility in coastal regions, owing to the strength of the conditions Storm Eunice is predicted to bring with it.

Katharine Smith, Environment Agency Flood Duty Manager, said: “Strong winds could bring coastal flooding to parts of the west, southwest and south coast of England, as well as the tidal River Severn, in the early hours of Friday morning.

“This is due to Storm Eunice resulting in high waves and potential storm surge coinciding with the start of a period of spring tides.”

Further weather warnings have been issued for Saturday, with Storm Eunice forecast to linger through the weekend.

The Met Office warns: “Further strong winds are expected in some southern areas of the UK, which could hamper recovery efforts from Storm Eunice.”

The areas are impacted

  • London and South East England
  • South West England
  • Wales
  • West Midlands

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the Army is on stand-by to help those affected by Storm Eunice.

During a visit to RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, he said: “So for those who have already been affected by Storm Dudley, we are offering all the support that we can.

“My sympathies to those who are still without power – we are working with the power companies, the local authorities to get their juice restored as fast as possible. But of course, the Army is on stand-by.”

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