June 26, 2022
Storm Eunice: Planes battle strong winds to land at London Airport;  Watch live |  World

Storm Eunice: Planes battle strong winds to land at London Airport; Watch live | World

weather service United kingdom It issued a rare red alert Friday (18) for the “extremely high winds” caused by Storm Eunice.

Planes at London Heathrow struggled to land and had to face the wind as they approached the ground. Watch a live stream in the video above.

In the British capital, where winds can reach 130 km/h, many parks are closed and the famous London Eye Ferris has stopped receiving visitors.

According to the Met Office, this phenomenon can “cause significant disturbances”, with winds that can reach 145 km / h. At least one death as a result of the storm has been confirmed..

The weather service warned that the storm could release “life-threatening flying debris” and “damage buildings and homes as roofs explode and electrical wires fall.”

A tree falls and blocks a road in the UK amid high winds caused by Storm Eunice on February 18, 2022 – Photo: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

A man dies in Ireland after hitting a tree which crashed while trying to remove debris carried by the storm, local broadcaster RTE reported.

Strong winds also lead to road, rail and bridge closures, as well as delays or cancellations of buses, trains and ferries.

Tourists take pictures during Storm Eunice off the coast of the United Kingdom on February 18, 2022 – Photo: Peter Nichols/Reuters

The storm hit western England hard, as waves washed up the coast. In Wales, a beach promenade was swept by waves.

Storm Eunice: Planes fight strong winds to land

Storm Eunice: Planes fight strong winds to land