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Day: December 27, 2020

Bella lashes Britain: force winds hit 100mph-toppling trees and leaving thousands without electricity
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Bella lashes Britain: force winds hit 100mph-toppling trees and leaving thousands without electricity

    Winds reached more than 100mph overnight as Storm Bella battered the UK bringing rain and blowy conditions across the UK. Two threat to life flood warnings remain in place in Northamptonshire after days of wintry weather across the Christmas break, with a cold snap with icy and wintry conditions still to come. The top wind speed was recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight where it reached 106mph overnight on Saturday. Aberdaron in north west Wales experienced gusts of 83mph, and locations on the south coast of England, including Dorset, got close to 80mph. Elsewhere in the UK, there was severe flooding with fire crews dispatched to rescue those were caught out or left stranded by flood waters. The most severely affected areas including Cambridgeshire, Bedfor...