Storm Eunice causes major disruption due to high winds in the UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland today.


Storm Eunice is forecast to cause poor weather conditions across the UK, parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland today (18 February). The storm is also expected to bring widespread travel disruption. High winds and poor weather can cause last-minute delays. 

All train services in Wales have been suspended on Friday, while rail companies are urging other customers not to travel, with blanket speed restrictions set to be imposed on the main rail lines across the country. Several train companies and airlines have warned their passengers there will be disruptions to their journeys due to the storm. Some travel companies have urged their passengers to amend their bookings if possible.

Warnings of disrupted services and requests for people not to travel have been issued by Great Western Railway, West Midlands Railway, London North East Railway, Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry trains. Authorities may temporarily suspend port operations if strong winds trigger hazardous sea conditions, impacting freight and passenger maritime traffic. Further key advice visit

Please continue to check with your airline for the latest flight information. For air travel, British Airways said the rate of aircraft permitted to land at Heathrow Airport was being reduced because of the gale force winds and confirmed it had cancelled flights over the «extreme» conditions at some airports. Many airports have urged customers to check flights, with London City, Cardiff and Exeter airports are among those to have cancelled flight

We recommend allowing extra time to get to the airport as some public transport services may be disrupted due to the weather. Monitor local media for weather-related updates and advisories. Charge battery-powered devices in the case of prolonged electricity outages.