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Storm Eunice: Are schools shut in your area – and will trains run? A list of the main closures | UK News

Two red weather warnings have been issued as Storm Eunice hits the UK, with gusts expected to reach 100mph.

The warnings cover the west of England and southern Wales, as well as the east of England including London.

It comes as parts of the country are still recovering from power cuts caused by Storm Dudley.

‘All trains canceled’ – follow latest updates

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The Met Office weather warnings heading in to Friday

Below is a list of some of the things that will be affected by the weather today:

Transport

• All trains in Wales have been canceled. The disruption is likely to continue into the weekend, with more than 1,000 miles of track to be checked and cleared of debris

• The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company said that, while flights have not been canceled on Friday, there could be some disruption

• There are no blanket cancellations on flights in the UK, but Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham, and East Midlands Airport asked passengers to check their flight status with their airline

• The M48 Severn Bridge is closed in both directions between junctions one and two due to strong winds. People should use the M4 Prince Of Wales Bridge as an alternative

• From 5am on Friday, the Dartford Crossing on the M25 will be shut

• Orwell Bridge on the A14 in Suffolk will close from 4am

• National Highways has published a list of roads that should not be used by high-sided or vulnerable vehicles. You can see those here

• In South Wales, bus company Stagecoach said all services would be suspended until after 1.30pm

• In the Republic of Ireland, Bus Eireann will not operate during the red warning. Irish Rail will operate provided there is no damage to tracks

• Most train operators are advising people not to travel at all on Friday, with many running reduced timetables

• ScotRail says Edinburgh / Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath services will start and terminate at Dundee

Montrose to Inverurie services will start and terminate at Aberdeen

• KLM has canceled more than 170 flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Handout image from the Twitter feed of @RossonWyeCops of a small tree blown into the road at Three Crosses in Ross-on-Wye during Storm Dudley.  The storm will hit the north of England / southern Scotland from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, closely followed by Storm Eunice, which will bring strong winds and the possibility of snow on Friday.  Picture date: Wednesday February 16, 2022.
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Some roads are closed due to the wind – or the consequences of the wind, such as falling debris

Schools

Many schools across England are already closed due to the half term holidays.

• Many schools will be forced to close in Wales. Cardiff, Ceredigion, Bridgend County, Swansea, Powys and Rhondda Cynon Taf councils have announced all schools will remain shut, while some schools in Newport will shut down

• Bristol City Council announced that all schools will close

• In Somerset, all schools, colleges and other council services will be shut down. All waste collections will be suspended with recycling centers and libraries closed

• The only primary school on the Isles of Scilly will be closed, after the Five Islands Academy was advised to shut down by the police

• Dozens of schools in Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham will be shut down and schools in Anglesey, North Wales will also remain closed

• Schools and colleges in several counties in the Republic of Ireland will be closed

Dozens of schools across Cornwall will be closing on Friday morning, while the county’s household waste recycling centers will also be shut down

• Several schools in Devon. Dorset, Herefordshire, and Isle of Wight will close, along with some schools in Suffolk and Oxfordshire. If you are in England or Wales, you can check your local school by typing in your postcode here

A man walks in strong winds on Bull Wall in Dublin as Storm Dudley makes it & # 39 ;s way across Ireland.  The storm is to be followed closely by Storm Eunice, which will bring strong winds and the possibility of snow late Thursday and into Friday.  Picture date: Wednesday February 16, 2022.
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Strong winds of up to 100mph have been forecast

Attractions

• The Prince of Wales has canceled a planned visit to Newport and Swansea as a result of the forecast

• The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London and Wakehurst, West Sussex, will be shut down

• Chester Zoo and Legoland in Windsor will be shut and anyone who was due to visit will be contacted to rebook

• Windsor Great Park, Richmond, Bushy and Greenwich Parks, and National Trust sites including Polesden Lacey in Surrey will all be closed. Other royal parks will be open but playgrounds will be shut

• The London Eye and River Cruise will also be temporarily shutting down

Cardiff Crown Court and Newport Crown Court will also be closed

• Warwick Castle will be closed due to the “high likelihood” of travel disruption and the “vast coverage” of trees throughout the attraction

• Hampshire County Council has confirmed the closure of all the council-run country parks

Blickling Estate in Norfolk will be closed on Friday and Saturday.

• Many National Trust properties and gardens will be closed. These include Stowe Gardens and New Inn in Buckinghamshire, Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey, Petworth House and Gardens in West Sussex, Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, and Basildon Park in Berkshire

• Marwell Zoo near Winchester and Monkey World in Dorset will be shut down

• Piers in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be closed tomorrow, but the Twin Sails and Poole Bridge will operate a revised lifting schedule. Refuse, recycling and cleansing collections will be suspended, as well as recycling centers

• Chessington World of Adventures, Newquay Zoo, The National Holocaust Center and Museum and The Royal Mint Experience will all be closed

• Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire has closed and anyone who had a ticket will receive a full refund. The park hopes to reopen on Saturday, weather permitting

• Officials from Hampstead Heath in London announced several local attractions will be closed, including the Lido, Bathing Ponds, Golders Hill Park, the Hill Garden and Pergola, Highgate Wood, Keats House and playgrounds

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