The result of Storm Henry:
It’s a Knockout!! One of our lorries was taken out with a haymaker of a punch by storm Henry and blew over onto its side on the A66 in Cumbria today as high winds battered northern parts of England and Scotland. Britain’s eighth named storm is set to cause carnage on the roads, rail network and for ferry passengers throughout today. Luckily our driver escaped with only a dislocated finger.
- Roads closed, rail services to be terminated early and ferry passengers warned of disruption due to poor conditions
- Storm Henry swept in off the Atlantic, bringing 90mph winds and more than two inches of rain to UK
Storm Henry is the eighth – named – winter storm to hit Britain and comes just days after the UK saw off Storm Gertrude, which brought gusts of more than 100mph in places as well as heavy rain and snow.
The Met Office has issued amber ‘be prepared’ weather warnings for wind covering Scotland from 3pm on Monday until Tuesday morning.
Gusts of 70-80mph are widely expected, while 90mph is possible in the most exposed areas, especially across the Western Isles and along the west coast.