/Shocking moment huge wave smashes train window on Dawlish rail line

Shocking moment huge wave smashes train window on Dawlish rail line

Shocking moment huge wave smashes train window on Dawlish rail line as dozens of flood alerts are issued across the UK and forecasters warn temperatures are set to PLUMMET

  • Today there will be showers across many areas of the UK with a touch of frost being possible in the north 
  • Comes after a Storm Brendan battered parts of the country this week with 78mph winds in many places
  • A giant wave was seen in Dawlish yesterday which injured passengers and smashed a train window
  • Temperatures set to drop throughout the weekend with frost being possible in some parts of the north    

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This is the shocking moment a huge wave smashes through a train window on the Devon coastal line as temperatures are set to drop over the next few days after the UK battled with Storm Brendan this week.

The third storm to hit the country in just five days has left huge swathes of Britain under water, hurting several on a train passing through Dawlish.  

There are currently 161 flood alerts in place across England, as well as twelve flood warnings in areas such as Tewkesbury and the River Blackwater.

In Scotland there are eight flood alerts in place and seven flood warnings in places such as Upper Tay and Glen Lyon. 

Today temperatures could reach highs of 11C in some parts of the country while most will experience a solid 10C. throughout the rest of the weekend, the temperature is set to drop to 6C for both Saturday and Sunday. 

Passenger Gill Garratt who had been on the train in Devon said: ‘Huge wave smashes into moving train and breaks windows passing through Dawlish, several passengers injured. Two trains stuck and ours abandoned at Newton Abbot.’ 

Pictures shared online showed the train with its windows smashed in by the wave on the seafront line in Dawlish, Devon

Pictures shared online showed the train with its windows smashed in by the wave on the seafront line in Dawlish, Devon

Pictures shared online showed the train with its windows smashed in by the wave on the seafront line in Dawlish, Devon

The wave can be seen smashing into the train and the train window looks as though it has been smashed by the impact of the water

The wave can be seen smashing into the train and the train window looks as though it has been smashed by the impact of the water

The wave can be seen smashing into the train and the train window looks as though it has been smashed by the impact of the water 

The three day weather forecast above shows slight showers for today and clear skies for most of the weekend

The three day weather forecast above shows slight showers for today and clear skies for most of the weekend

The three day weather forecast above shows slight showers for today and clear skies for most of the weekend

Pictured: A dog walker dices with death in Dawlish, Devon, as a huge wave crashed through the train window and injured several passengers on the vehicle on Thursday

Pictured: A dog walker dices with death in Dawlish, Devon, as a huge wave crashed through the train window and injured several passengers on the vehicle on Thursday

Pictured: A dog walker dices with death in Dawlish, Devon, as a huge wave crashed through the train window and injured several passengers on the vehicle on Thursday 

The River Great Ouse at St Ives in Cambridgeshire burst its banks following heavy rainfall, with roads and fields around the market town left flooded today as the storm left a trail of destruction across the country. 

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said conditions today will include sunshine and showers before cold but clear weather moves in over the weekend. 

He said: ‘We have another low pressure storm coming in bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Rain is likely to be heaviest in the west of the country.’

‘Going into the weekend there is a big area of high pressure, so most places in the country will see a nice day but also some frost, which we haven’t seen so far this winter. It will be mostly sunny skies although cold and clear.’

Pictured: Blackpool on Thursday afternoon as gusts blight the nation which is suffering from the third storm in just four days with winds of up to 60mph following Storm Brendan on Monday

Pictured: Blackpool on Thursday afternoon as gusts blight the nation which is suffering from the third storm in just four days with winds of up to 60mph following Storm Brendan on Monday

Pictured: Blackpool on Thursday afternoon as gusts blight the nation which is suffering from the third storm in just four days with winds of up to 60mph following Storm Brendan on Monday 

Flooding in recent days has added to the country’s woes amid a clean-up operation following Storm Brendan, which rattled the UK with winds of up to 121mph in the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands earlier this week.

The South Coast has seen tides so high that car parks were flooded, and the River Avon burst its banks near Chippenham, Wiltshire. As much as 1.2in (30mm) of rain was recorded in Hampshire overnight on Tuesday night. 

Today the Met Office has said most of the country should expect sunshine and showers, with the showers merging into longer spells of rain at times.

Over higher ground they said they rain would turn ‘wintry’ and would feel cooler, while the far north of Scotland was expected to experience gales.  

The weekend will see chilly temperatures as frost takes over the evenings with sunny spells throughout the day. 

British Airways flight re-routes after being forced to abort landing in high winds and almost runs out of fuel 

The flightwas travelling from Jersey and was due to land at Gatwick Airport but ended up circling Brighton for around 20 minutes before another unsuccessful attempt. The pilots then declared a fuel emergency and changed course for Birmingham instead

The flightwas travelling from Jersey and was due to land at Gatwick Airport but ended up circling Brighton for around 20 minutes before another unsuccessful attempt. The pilots then declared a fuel emergency and changed course for Birmingham instead

The flightwas travelling from Jersey and was due to land at Gatwick Airport but ended up circling Brighton for around 20 minutes before another unsuccessful attempt. The pilots then declared a fuel emergency and changed course for Birmingham instead

A British Airways flight re-routed after it was forced to abort its landing and almost ran out of fuel this week.

The flight, BA2777 was unable to land at its scheduled destination due to strong gusts in excess of 40mph.

It was travelling from Jersey and was due to land at Gatwick Airport but ended up circling Brighton for around 20 minutes before another unsuccessful attempt.

The pilots then declared a fuel emergency and changed course for Birmingham where they eventually landed safely. The flight left the Channel Island shortly after 8pm on Tuesday.

British Airways said it was sorry for any disruption caused to passengers’ plans. A spokesman said: ‘Due to the strong winds at Gatwick, the flight crew made the decision to divert to Birmingham.

‘Our pilots are highly trained to deal with this sort of eventuality and will always err on the side of caution, as they did in this instance. The aircraft arrived safely and customers were on their way as soon as possible.’

Once in Birmingham, passengers remained on board and the aircraft was refuelled before flying to Gatwick.

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