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Storm Barra: School roof ripped off and major travel disruption in Wales

Storm Barra is expected to bring ice, wind and rain, which could cause flooding in parts of the UK on Wednesday.

The UK faces day two of the devastating storm that hit parts of the country and Ireland with a ‘weather bomb’ of snow, rain and winds of 68 mph and is expected to bring more disruption.

The storm brought gales and blizzards to the worst affected areas of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

About 38,000 homes remain without electricity in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday evening and some may not be reconnected for several days.

The ‘weather bomb’ is expected to continue today with some 66 flood warnings issued across the country, including 11 warnings for England, including Hartlepool and Sunderland in the northeast, Bournemouth and Weymouth in the south and some parts of the Cumbrian coast.

Met Office forecasters have said Storm Barra is not expected to cause as much chaos as Storm Arwen.

Spokesman Nicky Maxey said: “We don’t expect Barra’s impacts to be as bad as the ones we’ve seen with Arwen. Storm Barra will bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to many parts of the UK today. “

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Amazing Scenes of Storm Barra from Fastnet Lighthouse

Images from the Fastnet lighthouse in southern Ireland go viral showing Storm Barra at 68 mph producing huge waves.
Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 9:20 AM
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Storm Barra continues to rage as schools remain closed across Ireland

Schools across Ireland will remain closed on Wednesday, as the country continues to feel the impact of Storm Barra
Weather warnings remain in place across the country, after thousands of people were left without power as wind and rain hit parts of Ireland for hours on Tuesday.
The Education Department said on Tuesday that any schools currently or expected to be in a red or orange alert zone should remain closed on Wednesday.
Full details of the story are below:
Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 9:04 AM
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Weather disruption from Storm Barra continues

Storm Barra is expected to bring ice, wind and rain, which could cause flooding in parts of the UK on Wednesday.
Thousands of homes lost electricity for up to 10 days following 100 mph winds and heavy rain in late November.
Northern Powergrid has not confirmed whether all homes were connected as of Tuesday evening, as promised.
Storm Barra arrived from the west on Tuesday, and a yellow wind weather warning is in place from midnight to 6 p.m. Wednesday for the west coast of Wales and south-west England.
Aberdaron in Gwynedd, Wales, which is covered by the warning, was hit by winds of 86 mph on Tuesday, while Orlock Head in Co Down, Northern Ireland faced gusts of 76 mph.
Diversion signs in the town of Bantry, County Cork, which was flooded after Storm Barra hit the UK and Ireland with disruptive winds, heavy rain and snow (PA)

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Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 8:47 AM
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Several weather warnings on the second day of Storm Barra

The Environment Agency has issued 11 flood warnings for England at places such as Hartlepool and Sunderland in the northeast, Bournemouth and Weymouth in the south and part of the Cumbrian coast.
Some 66 flood alerts, for areas where flooding is possible, have also been issued across the country.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has sent 11 flood alerts and five warnings for areas in North East Scotland and South West.
Natural Resources Wales also issued 12 flood warnings and 11 alerts, mainly covering coastal areas.
Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 8:32 AM
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Met Office radar shows rain showers across UK

A Met Office radar showed periods of wind and rain circling parts of the UK on the second day of the weather event.
The forecaster warned that sprays can be expected on the road for drivers traveling today.
Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 8:23 AM
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Storm Barra ‘weather bomb’ forces schools to close as snow and 68 mph winds hit UK

Storm Barra has hit parts of the UK and Ireland with a ‘weather bomb’ of snow, rain and winds of 68 mph and is expected to bring more disruption.
The storm brought gales and blizzards to the worst affected areas of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
About 38,000 homes remain without electricity in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday evening and some may not be reconnected for several days.
Our reporter Lamiat Sabin has the full report below:
Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 8:05 AM
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Welcome

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of Storm Barra affecting large parts of the UK. We bring you the latest updates from the second day of this weather event.
Thomas KingsleyDecember 8, 2021 8:04 AM

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