Severe coastal weather warning issued for UK

2013-12-05 12:41
Scotland -  Severe winds at 100mph are causing travel chaos, with flooding predicted for certain coastal areas of the United Kingdom.

The Metro reports Scotland's entire rail network has been suspended and travel advisories have been issued urging members of the public to avoid coastal paths and promenades.
 
 The extreme weather has forced the cancellation of all rail services across Scotland, while some flights from Glasgow and Edinburgh have also been cancelled.

According to a report an Environment Agency has said the most serious tidal surge in 30 years could break through buckle flood defences, bringing high sea levels and widespread damage.

The North Sea coast from Northumberland to the Thames Estuary and Kent are said to be most at risk, with the  20-metre-high Thames Barrier being closed at t to ‘protect London from a combined high tide and tidal surge in the Thames estuary.

Twitter is abuzz with posts under the hashtag #scotsstorm


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