Storm Pella, which is currently moving along the Dutch northwest coastal provinces, is wreaking havoc in the UK. The Institute of Meteorology has issued warnings for parts of Wales, northwest England, Scotland and all of Northern Ireland, according to BBC reports.
Winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour were measured at various locations. On the Isle of Wight in the English Channel, winds reached 170 kilometers per hour.
Train traffic is experiencing delays throughout southern England. The railway line between Bournemouth and Southampton is flooded. Other railway lines have been closed, among other things, due to deciduous trees. People wishing to cross the canal between Dover and Calais should also expect delays.
Heavy rains have already caused flooding in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, England during the Christmas season. Residents of 1,300 homes on the Great Oz River in Bedfordshire are advised to leave their homes on Christmas Day after the water level has risen. The mayor of Bedford told the BBC that about 40 homes were damaged by water. He said that the water level is still high in the area.
Elsewhere in England, Wales and Scotland as well, flood warnings have been issued and homes are inundated.
The Meteorological Institute also reports that roads and railways, especially in western Scotland, will likely have to deal with snowfall and ice formation until mid-afternoon Sunday. Later on Sunday, this may also happen in Northern Ireland, North Wales, northwest England and southwest Scotland.