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Storm Eunice is sweeping across the country, with a number of weather warnings in place for the UK – including rare red warnings for wind.

The Met Office has said it fears “significant gusts” could cause a danger to life, with Britons urged to stay at home today.

Sky News takes a look at what the weather is like in your area.

UK weather live: Forecasters issue red ‘likely threat to life’ warnings

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Met Office weather warnings are in place for Friday due to Storm Eunice

Wales

A red weather warning for wind is in place for Cardiff and Swansea with an amber warning covering the rest of the country.

The red warning indicates significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong winds. Widespread inland gusts of 70mph to 80mph are likely and could rise as high as 90mph in some coastal communtiies.

What to expect from a red wind warning:

  • Flying debris resulting in danger to life
  • Uprooted trees are likely
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties
  • Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down

The amber warning indicates there is a “good chance” flying debris could result in a danger to life, with damage to buildings and homes likely.

Met Office issues second red weather warning and tells Britons to expect ‘dangerous conditions’

England

North East

A yellow weather warning is in force and covers parts of the region including Durham, Hartlepool, Sunderland and Darlington.

This came into force at 7am and is due to last until 6pm tonight.

Waves crash against the sea wall and Porthcawl Lighthouse in Porthcawl, Bridgend, Wales, as Storm Eunice hits the south coast, with attractions closing, travel disruption and a major incident declared in some areas, meaning people are warned to stay indoors. A rare red weather warning - the highest alert, meaning a high impact is very likely - has been issued by the Met Office due to the combination of high tides, strong winds and storm surge. Picture date: Friday February 18, 2022.

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Wales is under a red weather warning

North West

An amber warning covers the region – including Liverpool, Manchester, Bolton, Blackpool and Preston.

This came into force at 5am today and is due to last until 9pm tonight.

What to expect from an amber wind warning:

  • Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties
  • Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur , perhaps affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves are likely and beach material is likely to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties, and flooding of some coastal properties seems likely.
  • It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted trees

Yorkshire and the Humber

An amber warning is covering parts of the region, including Doncaster, Grimsby and Scunthorpe. This came into force at 5am today and is set to last until 9pm tonight.

A yellow warning covers the rest of the region. This is in place from 7am today until 6pm tonight.

A sign at London's Paddington station shows cancelled trains after Storm Eunice hit the south coast, with attractions closing, travel disruption and a major incident declared in some areas urging people to stay indoors. Picture date: Friday February 18, 2022.

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Train travel has been disrupted

East Midlands

An amber weather warning covers the region, including Nottingham, Northampton, Lincoln and Mansfield. It came into force at 5am on Friday and is due to last until 9pm tonight.

West Midlands

An amber weather warning covers the region – including Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Dudley. It came into force at 5am on Friday and is due to last until 9pm tonight.

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East of England

A red weather warning covers parts of eastern England, including Sudbury, Braintree, Southend-on-Sea and Welwyn Garden City.

An amber warning, which lasts until 9pm tonight, covers the rest of the region – including Norwich and Cambridge.

London

A red wind warning is in place for London, which indicates dangerous conditions and flying debris could result in a danger to life.

The warning is in place from 10am and remains until 3pm this afternoon.

A local butcher carries his shop sign across a snowy pavement in Tow Law, County Durham, as Storm Eunice sweeps across the UK after hitting the south coast earlier on Friday. With attractions closing, travel disruption and a major incident declared in some areas, people have been urged to stay indoors. Picture date: Friday February 18, 2022.

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A warning for snow is in place across Scotland

South East

A red warning is in place and covers areas including Brighton, Reading, Basingstoke, Margate, Hastings and Crawley.

This is in place from 10am and is due to last until 3pm.

South West

A red warning is in force for this region, covering areas including Bournemouth, Camborne and Barnstaple. This is in place from 10am today and is due to last until 3pm.

An amber warning covers the rest of the region.

The latest forecast where you are

A woman clears snow from her car in Tow Law, County Durham, as Storm Eunice sweeps across the UK after hitting the south coast earlier on Friday. With attractions closing, travel disruption and a major incident declared in some areas, people have been urged to stay indoors. Picture date: Friday February 18, 2022.

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There is a risk some coastal communities could be cut off

Scotland

Weather warnings for wind and snow cover most of the country.

A yellow warning for snow in the north of the country means there is a chance of travel delays on roads, which may also result in stranded vehicles and passengers – along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

What to expect from a yellow snow warning:

  • There is a chance of travel delays on roads, possibly with stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could be temporarily cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

There is a chance the snow could see some more rural communities could be temporarily cut off, with power cuts and a potential impact on mobile phone coverage.

A yellow warning for wind covers some parts of the very south of the country.

Northern Ireland

Yellow warnings for both snow and wind are in place for Northern Ireland today.

The warning for snow is in place across the whole country.

What to expect from a yellow wind warning:

  • There is a chance of some damage to trees and also perhaps to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • There is a chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
  • There is a chance that some roads and bridges could close
  • There is a small chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a small chance that injuries could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Meanwhile, a wind warning covers the east of the country, including Belfast. This indicates there is a chance of damage to trees and buildings, and longer journey times.

There is also a chance some roads and bridges could close, and the risk of power cuts.

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