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Eurostar warns of more delays as trains resume – with ‘severe gales’ expected as weather warning is set to come into place | UK News

Eurostar trains are set to resume this morning after “unprecedented” flooding in a tunnel brought chaos for thousands – as a yellow weather warning is set to come into place for south west Wales and parts of the south of England.

The company said all services would run to Paris, Brussels, London and Amsterdam – but warned there could still be delays and packed stations.

Southeastern and Thameslink rail are also predicting serious disruption.

With New Year’s Eve celebrations hours away, there could also be some disruption to road journeys as windy conditions and showers persist in many areas.

However, temperatures are forecast to remain warmer than normal despite a yellow weather warning being in place between 10am and around midnight tonight.

The warning will cover the southwest of Wales, much of the southwest of England and parts of the south of the UK including the whole of the Isle of Wight.

People have been told to expect gales and severe gales, with heavy showers potentially leading to disruption to road, rail, air and ferry journeys.

Bus and train journeys may also be affected and short term losses of power are possible in some areas.

In London and the south, winds are expected to strengthen, while scattered, blustery showers are expected to develop throughout the day, possibly thundery along southern coasts.

Some brighter spells are possible between showers.

Eurostar problem ‘under control’

Travellers were stranded yesterday when all Eurostar trains to and from London St Pancras were cancelled.

Many were forced to frantically arrange a last-minute flight, ferry or road journey – with some people’s holiday plans ruined.

A man in St Pancras was seen holding an iPad reading “taxi to Paris”, while images showed the track near Ebbsfleet in Kent being deluged by a burst pipe.

Thames Water said it believed it was caused by a “fire control system and not a Thames Water pipe”.

Eurostar said on Saturday night that trains would soon resume after the…

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This notice was published: 2023-12-31 04:43:00

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