Storm Agnes sees gale force winds and flooding amid travel disruption

Trains remain disrupted on Thursday morning after gale force winds and heavy rain bettered the UK.

Storm Agnes sees gale force winds and flooding amid travel disruption Fife jammer locations

Storm Agnes has hit the UK with gale force winds, floods and power outages however warnings have been called off for Thursday.

The first named storm of the season Agnes triggered a series of Met Office yellow weather warnings for wind and rain across the UK, with forecasts of damaging winds and big stormy seas.

Alerts included a wind warning until 7am on Thursday, which was cancelled early on Thursday morning.

The warning stretched across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as the south-west of England, the West Midlands and most of the north of England.

There were also rain warnings for much of Scotland until Thursday at 3am.

A total of nine flood alerts remain in place along with 19 flood warnings across the country with SEPA, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, posting regular updates online.

ScotRail have announced speed restrictions on multiple lines across the country as a result of heavy rain including between Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Some roads in Dumfries and Galloway have been closed or disrupted as a result of trees falling.

The worst of the high winds were felt north of the border with highs of 79mph winds in Capel Curig, a village in Wales, on Wednesday evening.

Elsewhere, winds were recorded reaching speeds of 68mph in Aberdaron, Wales, 58mph in Glenanne, Northern Ireland, and 54mph in Camborne, Cornwall.

Flooding and travel disruption was felt with a woman being rescued from her car in Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland, after it was trapped by floodwater.

Around 135 properties on the Isles of Scilly, in the south-west of England, experienced power outages for just under four hours earlier on Wednesday, according to National Grid.

But the Met Office said the main impact on the UK has been strong winds.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) had warned of “dangerous conditions” on the coasts.

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