Storm Eunice: flights at Birmingham airport cancelled and school closures

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Straight off the back of Storm Dudley comes Storm Eunice - with an Amber weather alert in place across the region today

People are being urged to stay at home as the country braces for “dangerous conditions” as Storm Eunice sweeps across the UK.

In Birmingham and the West Midlands region, an amber weather warning has been issued, meaning there will likely be significant disruption and there is a “good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life.”

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The amber weather warning is currently in place for Birmingham between 3am and 10pm on Friday 18 February.

The early hours of Friday morning saws heavy rain sweep across the region, and the winds brought by Storm Eunice will start being felt soon after.

Wind gusts are set to peak in Birmingham at 59mph at around 1pm but will only gradually ease throughout the rest of the day.

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Flights cancelled at Birmingham Airport

A number of flights have been cancelled at Birmingham Airport with the storm beginning to take hold.

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20 flights have been cancelled at Birmingham Airport so far due to the weather, and those travelling are being urged to check to see if their journey is being affected.

Flights from Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt and Geneva are among those that have been cancelled today.

You can see which flights have been cancelled, here.

Storm Eunice is the second storm to hit the country in as many days following the disruption caused by Storm Dudley.Storm Eunice is the second storm to hit the country in as many days following the disruption caused by Storm Dudley.
Storm Eunice is the second storm to hit the country in as many days following the disruption caused by Storm Dudley.

School closures

A number of schools in Worcestershire have closed today with the storm set to take hold.

In the West Midlands, Wednesbury Oak Academy in Tipton has closed due to the weather.

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A statement on the school’s Facebook page, read: “School will be closed today due to the amber weather warning and the risk of flying debris.

“As you know the school is currently surrounded by scaffolding, a health and safety walk has been completed this morning and concluded that, with the forecasted winds of 50-70 miles per hour, there is a high safety risk.

“Sorry about the inconvenience but safety is always our main concern.”

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People advised ‘not to travel’

West Midlands Railway is warning passengers not to travel tomorrow today due to the impact of Storm Eunice.

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The warning follows delays caused to services across the West Midlands as Storm Dudley felled trees and blew debris onto tracks.

Jonny Wiseman, WMR customer experience director, said: “Storm Eunice is expected to be one of the biggest storms in recent years and we expect significant disruption to train services.

“The message to our customers is clear – do not use the train on Friday. Customers with tickets for travel on Friday will be able to travel today and Saturday instead.”

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