Clear up efforts proceed after a weekend of deluge from Storm Bella noticed winds of greater than 100mph litter practice tracks with fallen timber and different particles while properties and roads flooded.
South Western, Southeastern Railway and the London Overground have been all pressured cancel or delay companies at present while clear up operations came about to clear tracks of a chaotic mixture of obstructions and flooding.
All trains between Bournemouth and Southampton Central have been stopped attributable to water on the road, Nice Western Railway stated, and one of many main strains into London was additionally blocked when a tree fell onto the tracks in Haslemere, Surrey.
South Western Railway introduced it had closed it is Isle of Wight companies – between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin – attributable to ‘extreme climate’ after Saturday night time noticed the highest wind velocity 106mph recorded on the Island on the Needles.
Whereas South Jap Railway closed its Hastings Line attributable to flooding and obstructions and within the South west flooding between Exeter St Davids and Taunton noticed Nice Western Railway pressured to shut the road.
In south east Wales Crickhowell Riverside Caravan Park skilled heavy flooding, simply as residents had recovered from the injury induced to their properties by Storm Dennis earlier within the 12 months.
And in East Sussex a newly opened Igloo Village – with socially distanced consuming pods – was destroyed at Rockwater bar on Hove seafront because of the excessive winds.
Alex Wooton from Crickhowell Riverside Caravan Park, clearing up after Storm Bella at present. He was affected badly by Storm Dennis originally of the 12 months and solely simply moved again in per week in the past
Mr Wooton utilizing a pump to clear up after Storm Bella at Crickhowell Riverside Caravan Park which has been badly affected
Igloo Village on the just lately constructed Rockwater bar on Hove seafront, East Sussex, is broken after Storm Bella handed by way of
Pictured: A tree got here crashing down on this Rolls-Royce in Hove yesterday as excessive winds induced havoc throughout the nation
Downed tree in Golders Inexperienced, London as winds introduced by Storm Bella reached greater than 100mph in a single day
The areas most severely affected by flooding up to now embody Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire the place heavy rain has induced the areas’ rivers to burst their banks.
Over the weekend the Cambridgeshire hearth and rescue service confirmed they’d obtained 336 flood-related calls, with Alconbury and Ramsey being the hardest-hit areas.
For now it seems the UK has seen the worst of the storm’s excessive winds, nonetheless 99 flood warnings and 193 flood alerts in place throughout the south and midlands.
Storm Bella is now lashing the shores of north-western France the place greater than 10,000 properties have been left with out electrical energy in Normandy and Brittany, electrical energy provider Enedis reported.
On Saturday night time greater than 100 properties have been with out electrical energy within the Plymouth and Truro space of south west England. Round 50 homes additionally skilled blackouts in Bristol and Tub because of the extreme climate.
Yellow climate warnings for ice and snow stay in place throughout Scotland, northern England, Northern Eire and elements of North Wales.
Scotland, Northern Eire, north Wales and elements of northern England are additionally topic to a yellow warning for snow and ice from at present into Monday, with a band of rain, sleet and as much as two inches of snow set to fall.
Newquay Police Response staff stated that Storm Bella was ‘throwing timber over the roads’, with the newest sufferer at Kestle Mill, the place they have been awaiting the arrival of a chainsaw crew to clear the best way.
By the night and into Monday, meteorologists are warning the snow and ice may additionally pose a threat to extra central and southern areas of England.
Additional into the week and in the direction of the New 12 months circumstances will stay chilly with sunshine and the potential for wintry showers, the Met Workplace stated.
River ranges on a tributary to the Thames at Iffley Meadows close to Oxford stay excessive with an Surroundings Company flood warning nonetheless in place after heavy in a single day rain. Storm Bella is affecting elements of the UK with heavy rain and excessive winds
Individuals kayak alongside the flooded A1101 in Welney, Norfolk, with their pet canine after the world was hit by flooding final night time
Aerial view of flooding at Upton Upon Severn in Worcestershire – one of many worst affected areas the place many residents are nonetheless at excessive threat of flooding as storm Bella has hit in a single day bringing heavy rain and robust winds throughout the nation
Little Paxon, St Neots, in Cambridgeshire, which was one of many worst affected areas for flooding after Storm Bella hit the UK
Storm Bella battered Britain with heavy rain leaving giant areas beneath water at present together with Worcestershire (pictured)
Greater than 200 flood alerts are in place throughout the UK warning folks to organize as Storm Bella continues to wreak havoc
A person will get in his kayak and paddles by way of flood waters at Worcester Racecourse this morning after heavy rain in a single day
A fallen tree is taken away by tree surgeons after it comes down on a parked Rolls Royce in a road in Hove on the south coast
Storm Bella continues to wreak havoc because it claimed this Christmas Tree which was blown over in Rode, Somerset close to Tub
A trampoline overhanging in Edwardsville, Treharris, South Wales, as winds reached greater than 100mph in a single day throughout UK
A fallen tree on the gully in Quakers Yard, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, which was blown down by excessive winds introduced by Storm Bella
A car passes by way of flood water in Nice Barford in Bedfordshire, after residents dwelling close to the River Nice Ouse in north Bedfordshire have been ‘strongly urged’ to hunt various lodging attributable to fears of flooding because it burst its banks
Kayakers on the flooded Nice Ouse after Storm Bella strikes at Nice Barford and causes the Nice Ouse to flood
Individuals stroll by way of flood water in Nice Barford in Bedfordshire, on Sunday morning after residents dwelling close to the River Nice Ouse in north Bedfordshire have been “strongly urged” to hunt various lodging attributable to fears of flooding
Jack, 7, stands in flood water in Nice Barford in Bedfordshire the place a extreme flood warning is in place attributable to Storm Bella
Aerial view of the flooding round Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, this morning after Storm Bella introduced extra rain in a single day
The Met Workplace has issued a excessive variety of flood warnings for big elements of the UK as Storm Bella continues to batter Britain
Fireplace crews in north Yorkshire rescued plenty of folks from autos stranded in floodwater in a single day.
North Yorkshire Fireplace and Rescue Service stated they used a ship to rescue two males and two canines from a car caught in flowing floodwater in Hawes at 12.37am on Sunday.
Which areas noticed the very best wind speeds?
Needles, Isle of Wight: 106mph
Aberdaron, Gwynedd: 83mph
Isle of Portland, Dorset: 79mph
Lake Vyrnwy, Powys: 77mph
Capel Curig, Gwynedd: 76mph
In Aysgarth, a person and a girl have been additionally rescued by boat from the roof of their automobile at 2.40am after they drove into deep floodwater.
And firefighters walked a girl to security by way of shallow water in Wensley at 3.35am after a minor collision whereas driving by way of floods.
This morning the M25 QE2 bridge from Essex into Dartford, Kent, is shut and in Faversham the A251 Ashford Street has been blocked in each instructions attributable to fallen tree close to the Aldi grocery store.
Fallen timber have additionally left a number of roads closed in Folkestone, Greenhithe, Pembury and Sedlescombe.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has urged folks to test Authorities recommendation, reminiscent of from the Surroundings Company, who’ve requested folks to avoid ‘swollen rivers and flooded land’.
An announcement on their web site stated: ‘It’s usually deeper than it appears and simply 30cm of flowing water is sufficient to float your automobile.’
The Met Workplace’s amber climate warning for elements of Wales and southern England says journey could possibly be disrupted from Saturday night time by way of to Sunday morning.
It additionally warned that flying particles may trigger damage or be a threat to life, and buildings could possibly be broken within the storm.
In Hove, the place a yellow climate warning for top winds and flooding is in place, a fallen tree crushed a Rolls-Royce after it landed on the automobile’s roof.
Footage from the scene present the £363,000 automobile with a shattered windscreen and a caved-in roof after the large tree fell throughout excessive winds introduced by Storm Bella.
The area was hit by winds of as much as 60mph in a single day because of the storm which is battering the UK.
Anthony Gleave canoes alongside the flooded A1101 in Welney, Norfolk, after the world was hit by flooding attributable to Storm Bella
Storm Bella battered Britain this weekend leaving giant elements of the nation flooded. Pictured: Anthony Gleave in Norfolk
Pictured: Worcester racecourse was left underwater this morning after extreme flooding in a single day brought on by Storm Bella
Swans encompass a deserted flooded enterprise in Worcestershire which has been severely flooded after heavy rain and winds
Massive elements of Worcestershire have been left beneath water together with Upton Upon Severn (pictured) after the river burst its banks
Storm Bella is predicted to deliver extra rain and excessive winds in a single day. The Surroundings Company are advising that whereas river ranges will stay excessive we should always not see the extent of impression seen domestically in current days, however the public are urged to remain vigilant, monitor the flood warnings, and keep ready.
It comes after folks have been pressured to flee their properties on Christmas Day morning attributable to flooding after heavy rain over the weekend.
Residents in 1,300 properties by the River Nice Ouse in Bedfordshire have been suggested to maneuver out following excessive water ranges on Christmas Day, with footage displaying the river bursting its banks onto taking part in fields.
Bedford Worldwide Athletic Stadium was used as an emergency help centre for individuals who left their properties. Native hearth chief Paul Fuller stated households confronted a ‘dreadful state of affairs’ made worse by Covid restrictions.
Additional rain is predicted in Bedfordshire on Monday.
This morning, Chepstow’s Coral Welsh Grand Nationwide assembly was deserted attributable to a waterlogged observe after 27mm of rain fell in a single day.
The fixture has had no luck down the years on the climate entrance and as soon as extra course officers have been pressured to confess defeat.
Worcester Racecourse was additionally left underwater after heavy rain in a single day and several other kayakers have been seen paddling throughout the observe this morning.
In Cirencester, Gloucestershire, properties have been additionally vulnerable to flooding attributable to heavy rain and council officers have been offering sandbags for these affected.
Excessive rise water on December 27 in Worcester after Storm Bella battered the nation leaving giant elements of the UK flooded
Two folks stroll alongside the flooded lock in Worcester this morning after Storm Bella introduced heavy rainfall in a single day
Yellow warnings for rain are in place throughout a lot of the UK, in addition to two ‘risk to life’ flood notices. An Amber warning for wind can be in place – that means disruption to move – together with trains and highway visitors – could be very doubtless within the south
Extreme flooding in Little Paxon, St Neots, in Cambridgeshire the place a lot of the area woke as much as flood waters this morning
A footbridge over St Neot’s Lock reveals the extent of the flooding in Cambridgeshire in a single day after Storm Bella hit the UK
Cambridgeshire is among the worst affected counties within the nation for extreme flooding after Storm Bella battered Britain
Little Paxon in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, (pictured) skilled extreme flooding this morning after heavy rain fell in a single day
Flood defences had been put up in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, forward of the in a single day storm which noticed heavy rain fall
The acute climate occasions have left emergency companies inundated with requires assist, with South Wales Fireplace and Rescue Service receiving 500 requires assist in simply 24 hours.
Flood defences had been put up in St Neots, Cambridgeshire forward of the in a single day storm, and further pumps deployed to the Welches Dam and Soham Lodge areas.
In the meantime, a Nice Dane referred to as Brian was one in every of three canines rescued from Christmas Day floods in Bedfordshire when the River Nice Ouse burst its banks.
The 45kg canine who is 2 years outdated was rescued from a property within the village of Harrold by specialist rescue staff from Bedfordshire Fireplace and Rescue Service.
The Surroundings Company has now lifted the extreme flood warning that was in place masking the Nice Ouse by way of Bedford.
The Surroundings Company have suggested that whereas excessive ranges on the river are anticipated to stay over coming days we’re not anticipating ranges like we noticed passing by way of yesterday and at present.
Consequently, the emergency help centre at Bedford Worldwide Athletic Stadium has been stood down whereas the centre at Bromham Village Corridor was stood down yesterday.
Flood warnings stay in place for the River Nice Ouse together with at Bedford, Kempston, Renhold, Nice Barford, Roxton, Bromham, Biddenham, Felmersham, Sharnbrook, Bletose, Pavenham, Milton Ernest, Oakley, Clapham, Odell and Turvey.
Rescue staff with Brian the Nice Dane who was one in every of three canines rescued from flooded properties in Bedfordshire
Extreme flood warning was issued for areas alongside the River Nice Ouse close to Bedford by Surroundings Company on Christmas Day
Individuals on a bridge take a look at a flooded space in Nice Barford, close to Bedford. Many needed to go away their properties on Christmas Day
Automobiles drive by way of a flooded road in Nice Barford, close to Bedford. Bedford Worldwide Athletic Stadium was used as an emergency help centre for individuals who have been pressured to go away their properties as extreme flooding warnings have been put in place
Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson stated: ‘An enormous thank you could go to all of the organisations, teams and volunteers who’ve been a part of the response to this flood.
‘From Council officers, emergency companies, native flood teams, the very many volunteer teams who supported the hassle and the quite a few provides of help we obtained from the public- thanks to you all.
‘It actually does communicate to Bedford Borough’s unimaginable group spirit.
‘With flood warnings nonetheless in power, please maintain being cautious and ready. Don’t drive or stroll by way of floodwaters, and maintain yourselves and your households protected.’
Properties have been flooded as river ranges rose at Cirencester, Gloucestershire, the place one shivering, aged girl needed to attempt to purchase a torch as a result of she’d had no electrical energy or heating for greater than 12 hours.
Pictured: A trampoline that had fallen on the A27 in Bursledon, Hampshire, in the course of the early hours of this morning
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse and harbour wall on the south coast of England as Storm Bella rages on this morning
Most of UK is topic to climate warnings as Storm Bella, with wind gusts of greater than 100mph passes throughout the nation
Aerial view of flooding on the river Severn in Worcestershire the place many residents are nonetheless at excessive threat of flooding
The Met Workplace has issued greater than 80 flood warnings for big elements of the UK. Pictured: the River Severn in Worcestershire
Aerial view of flooding at Upton Upon Severn in Worcestershire the place many residents are nonetheless at excessive threat of flooding
The New Landrover Defender going by way of Malham Cove within the Yorkshire Dales in quite moist climate on a blustery Sunday
Cotswold District Council stated it’s offering sandbags and is in touch with these households who’ve been affected and face struggling extra upheaval.
The council chief, Joe Harris, stated: ‘We all know that plenty of our residents have had their Christmas ruined and we’re doing all we will to help them.
‘We’re working with Cirencester City Council which is offering native help and we’re liaising with parish councils in Siddington and South Cerney that are additionally experiencing rising river ranges and will have residents whose properties are beneath risk of flooding.
‘We’re replenishing sand bag provides for communities in danger the place the city and parish councils have already exhausted their provides.’
He stated the parish church in Cirencester was open for folks to heat up, cost cell phones, use the bogs and get a scorching drink.
In a submit on Fb, folks have been reminded to put on face masks contained in the church and solely go to with members of their family or bubble.
Cornwall’s world-famous Eden Mission is to remain closed till properly into the New 12 months due to the specter of extra landslides.
Pictured: A rainbow over Nice Doddington in Northamptonshire, after residents dwelling close to the River Nice Ouse in north Bedfordshire have been ‘strongly urged’ to hunt various lodging attributable to fears of flooding brought on by Storm Bella
A person and girl kayak on a flooded Worcester Racecourse after Storm Bella induced extreme flooding within the space
Beneath water: Flooding on the Worcester Rowing Membership this morning brought on by Storm Bella’s heavy wind and rain
Footage present the extent of flooding in Worcester the place pedestrian areas have been left underwater due to Storm Bella
Two males kayak by way of water subsequent to mess brought on by extreme flooding in Worcester this morning as flood alerts are in place
The vacationer attraction, inbuilt a disused china clay quarry close to St Austell, was pressured to shut for security causes final Sunday following day after day of rain.
Tons of rock and earth started sliding down the hill in the direction of the biodomes, which price £86 million and opened in 2001.
In 2002 they have been utilized in scenes for the James Bond movie Die One other Day starring Pierce Brosnan, Judy Dench and Halle Berry.
With the specter of extra heavy rain and flooding, bosses stated on Tuesday that they’d make one other assessment on Boxing Day.
However they introduced final night time they’re taking no possibilities and it’ll keep shut till no less than January sixth.
The bottom across the quarry is saturated and the concern is that extra storms will trigger additional landslips.
It is a large blow to the attraction who say anybody reserving tickets can declare refunds.
A spokesman stated they have been ‘very sorry’ to disappoint individuals who had deliberate visits however they added ‘The protection of all guests and employees stays our high precedence.
‘Ticketholders for the times Eden is closed will likely be robotically refunded.’
The location was closed early on Sunday as a security precaution after excessive volumes of rainwater induced a number of landslips on the facet of the previous quarry and broken the highway above it.
Work has continued to pump out and management the move of water, survey the total extent of the injury and to plan a protected re-opening.
Guests are requested to test on the web site www.edenproject.com and on Eden’s social media channels for additional updates as to when the venture will be capable of reopen.
A spokesman stated employees have been ‘grateful for the numerous messages of help from the general public for the reason that closure’.
Components of the north west of England have seen snow and sleet this morning. Pictured: Nenthead in Cumbria on Sunday
Snow storm: Storm Bella battered elements of the North West and Cumbria (pictured) this morning with robust winds and heavy snow showers. This comes as climate forecasters warn of weeks of wintery circumstances that are set to hit elements of the UK
The Met Workplace has issued a snow warnings for elements of Scotland. Pictured: A person clears snow from a driveway in Stirlingshire
Snow plough spreads grit because it passes by way of Killin, Stirlingshire, the place the Met Workplace has issued yellow climate warnings
Gusts of wind are pictured as storm Bella passes by Dover within the early hours of Sunday morning as Storm Bella hits Britain
In Eire, Met Eireann issued a country-wide standing yellow wind and rain warning, in power till 4am at present.
In addition to the stormy circumstances, temperatures will keep frosty in some elements into subsequent week, main well being professionals to supply recommendation on tips on how to maintain protected in colder climate.
Dr Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, advisor in public well being at Public Well being England stated: ‘Warmth your own home to no less than 18C when you can, notably when you have decreased mobility, are 65 and over, or have a well being situation reminiscent of coronary heart or lung illness.’
Storm Bella follows comparatively calm and chilly circumstances throughout the UK on Friday, which noticed a white Christmas for some extra northerly elements of the nation.