Published: Sun, February 10, 2019

Terrifying Moment Plane Struggles To Land At Heathrow During Storm Erik

Terrifying Moment Plane Struggles To Land At Heathrow During Storm Erik

Gale force winds have swept through the United Kingdom, felling trees and causing delays for travellers and motorists.

Also on Friday a tree fell on to a double-decker bus in Dorset, but no injuries were reported. Part of a doubledecker bus in Poole, Dorset, was crushed by a felled trunk and a road in south Belfast was closed when a number of branches fell on the bonnet of a vehicle.

Motorists have been warned that debris and flooding could cause travel disruptions after Storm Erik raged on Friday night.

"They're going to have very strong winds.We could therefore see some further problems on roads".

The strongest winds were likely to be on exposed coasts.

A British Airways plane has been filmed being forced to abandon its landing as strong winds from Storm Erik batter the UK.

A weather warning for wind on Saturday has been extended to cover most of the United Kingdom, while in Scotland heavy rain is expected into the afternoon, with a risk of flooding in some parts, the Met Office said.

London North Eastern Railway said an 80mph speed restriction has been placed on trains between Leeds and York because of the wind, meaning journeys are being delayed.

Winds caused a CCTV mast to sway above the A20 near Dover, forcing the closure of the road while it was repaired, Highways England said.

The Severn Bridge partially closed as a result of high winds.

Mr Keates also added that when the skies do clear temperatures will fall below freezing with temperatures in Scotland being the coldest in the United Kingdom with widespread frost expected.

The blustery conditions are expected to die down later this weekend but further hard conditions are forecast.

As winds ease off later on Saturday, some hill snow is forecast in central and southern parts of England and into Wales, Mr Burkill said, before calmer conditions on Sunday.

There will be frost and the chance of some snow in the north of the country towards the end of the weekend, when falling rain meets cold air.

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