Storm Jocelyn Unleashes Chaos Across Britain: Missing Person, Power Outages, and Commuting Disruptions
The aftermath of Storm Jocelyn has plunged Britain into chaos, with a person reported missing off the coast of South Wales, thousands of homes experiencing power outages, and commuters facing another day of travel disruptions.
This 10th named storm of the season has triggered alerts across the UK.
Search Launched for Missing Individual Off South Wales Coast
Authorities have initiated a search for a person reported missing at sea in Porthcawl.
HM Coastguard, along with rescue teams and lifeboats, embarked on the search after the report on Tuesday evening.
The hunt continues as efforts are concentrated on locating the missing individual.
Transport Disruptions Extend Across Rail Services and Major Roads
Further transport chaos is anticipated as rail services to and from Scotland remain suspended until at least 12 pm.
Network Rail Scotland has dealt with incidents such as flooding, fallen trees, and structural damage, leading to inspections of routes for potential damage.
Transport disruptions extend to major roads, bridges, and airports.
Transportation Agencies Brace for Delays and Cancellations
Transportation agencies are preparing for an increase in delays and cancellations, including ferries, flights, and rail services.
ScotRail assures that all lines will be thoroughly checked before services resume, warning passengers about potential delays in northwest England.
Avanti West Coast advises against travel north of Preston until at least noon on Wednesday.
Widespread Closures Due to High Winds and Weather Warnings
Major transportation routes, including the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, M48 Severn Bridge, A66 in County Durham and Cumbria, face closures due to high winds.
Storm-related closures also affect the Humber Bridge, A19 Tees Flyover, Woodhead Pass, and M1 in both directions. Several bridges enforce restrictions on high-sided vehicles.
Weather Alerts Across UK Regions
The Met Office issues an amber warning for wind in the north and west of Scotland until 8 am on Wednesday, accompanied by a yellow warning until 1 pm across various regions, including Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales, and northwest England.
A further yellow warning extends until 3 pm across northeast England, the Midlands, and south Wales.
Flooding Concerns and Impact on River Systems
Parts of York experience flooding, with probable river flooding in northern England on Wednesday.
The Environment Agency warns of potential river flooding along parts of the upper River Severn in Shropshire until Friday.
Flood warnings reach 21 in England and 37 in Scotland.
Storm-Related Fatalities and Weather Forecast
Storm Jocelyn has claimed lives, with an 84-year-old man’s death in a car crash during Storm Isha and another fatality in a crash involving vans and a fallen tree in Limavady.
The Met Office records high winds and substantial rainfall during the storm, with forecasts indicating gradual improvement as Jocelyn moves away on Wednesday.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn