Storm Erik has left 1700 homes in Ireland without power

10 February, 2019, 22:26 | Author: Myra Gill
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Footage shared by Big Jet TV shows the nose of the plane going up and down before the pilot decides to take off again.

Snow, rain and wind are set to continue to batter the United Kingdom this weekend as Storm Erik rages on through Saturday. "The aircraft circled the airport and landed safely", a British Airways spokesperson said.

A motorist had a narrow escape after a tree fell on a vehicle in south Belfast as Storm Erik brought dangerously high winds to Northern Ireland yesterday.

In Wales a falling tree collided with a van, killing the driver.

Also on Friday a tree fell on to a double-decker bus in Dorset, but no injuries were reported.

"Elsewhere though, and in between this wet weather we're likely to see increasing amounts of sunshine, but also some showers too and one or two of those could well turn thundery".


'A clear bright start for Northern Ireland and northern England, we do have showers making their way across Wales and the rain from last night is covering up much of south-eastern England, so a pretty grey and damp start for many of us here.

Overall, Friday will be a very windy day with strong to gale-force southwesterly winds gradually veering westerly.

Meteorologist Alex Burkill warned that the weather could cause further issues on roads.

A yellow weather warning for strong wind until 3pm covered much of Wales, central and northern England and southern Scotland, with a separate yellow warning for northern Scotland that said flooding could follow heavy rains.

When these showers fall onto sub-zero surfaces they will maintain the icy stretches into Monday morning.

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