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Storm Ciara: Britain, Ireland brace for biggest storm in seven years

AFP, Reuters

Published on February 9, 2020 at 12.28

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Weather warnings issued across the UK as Storm Ciara, Britain's biggest storm in seven year, with hurricane-force winds up to 80 mph (129 kmph) batters the region. (Image:
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Storm Ciara, named by the Met Office national weather agency, was also supposed to bring heavy rains, prompting the agency to issue 22 emergency flood warnings and 149 flood watch alerts. (Image:
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A yellow warning of wind covers the whole of the UK, while an amber warning has been issued for southeast England. (Image:
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Irelandís Met Eireann meteorological service warned Storm Ciara will produce very strong southwest winds with mean speeds of 65 to 80 kilometres per hour and gusts up to 130km/h. It warned of 'a significant risk of coastal flooding especially along western and northwestern coasts'. (Image: The Irish Meteorological Service)
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The north and northwest of France will be hit by winds of up to 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles/h) were from Sunday morning, forecaster Marion Pirat told AFP. Winds will strengthen to 120 kilometers per hour overnight Sunday, Pirat added. (Image: @meteofrance/Twitter)
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Affected regions will include Normandy, the Ardennes and Lorraine. In the Vosges, winds could hit speeds of 140 kmph. In the Champagne region and Brittany, gusts could reach 110 km/h, according to forecaster Meteo France. The storm could make tough going for the rugby match in northern Paris between hosts France and visitors Italy at 1600 GMT at the Stade de France, part of the Six Nations annual tournament. Image:
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In Belgium, the Royal Meteorological Institute issued an alert for Sunday of winds reaching 130 km/h, or more, with the risk of property damage nationwide. (Photo: Reuters)
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Some sixty flights departing or arriving at Brussels Airport have been cancelled as a precaution, according to an airport spokesman, who said further delays were possible. In Brussels, woods and parks will be closed Sunday and Monday. (Reuters file photo)
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The Belgium football league has announced postponements for championship matches that had been scheduled for Sunday. Dutch Football Association (KNVB) announced that Sundayís four top-flight matches had been postponed. (Image: @Official_WXUK)
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