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Apr 1, 2015

03:13:28 GMT--Extreme Weather - Europe - United Kingdom

EDIS Number: ST-20150401-47564-GBR

Date / time: 01/04/2015 03:12:23 [UTC]

Event: Extreme Weather

Area: Europe

Country: United Kingdom


Location: [Nationwide]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


In the UK, strong winds of up to 97mph raged, while in Belgium the wind uprooted trees, knocked over lamp posts and cut power lines to hundreds of homes. In Leeds, incredible footage emerged today showing planes being buffeted by scouring winds as they came in to land at Leeds Bradford Airport. The planes can be seen taking a wobble as they make their descent, forcing the pilots to skillfully come in at a sideways angle to counteract the powerful gusts. Some flights at Leeds Bradford Airport were cancelled this morning due to the high winds, and one Ryanair flight was diverted to Newcastle Airport after being forced to circle Leeds thanks to the wind. Arrivals from Southampton, Aberdeen and London, from operators Flybe and British Airways, which had been due to arrive in Leeds Bradford early this morning were cancelled.

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