Storm Franklin battered parts of the United Kingdom with high winds and heavy rain on Monday.
Flood warnings are still in effect across England, Scotland, and Wales due to heavy flooding in portions of Northern Ireland.
Network Rail is asking passengers to verify before traveling on the rails due to “severe disruption.”
Franklin arrives just days after Storm Eunice killed three people and knocked out electricity to 1.4 million people.
Storm Franklin Causes Severe Disruptions
On Monday morning, the strongest wind gusts were 79 mph in Capel Curig, Wales, and 78 mph in Orlock Head, Northern Ireland. The report said it was 87 mph at the Needles on the Isle of Wight on Sunday night.
The Met Office issued two weather warnings for Monday morning: an amber wind warning for Northern Ireland. And a milder yellow wind warning for Wales, Northern Ireland, most of England, and parts of southwest Scotland.
Following Dudley and Eunice, Storm Franklin is the third named storm in a week. This marks the first time this has happened since 2015 when the storm-naming system was implemented.
UK Power Networks reported on Monday evening that electricity had been restored to 98 percent of houses in east and south-east England, but that 8,500 remained without power.
Power outages are a “horrible thing” to happen to households, according to Energy Minister Greg Hands, and for the energy network, they’ll learn from the lessons taught.
Storm winds forced Manchester Airport to cancel nine flights on Monday morning. As per records, the planes were holding to land before they get diverted, although the airport claims that the weather has had no impact on departures.
Winds made it difficult to remove baggage from British Airways planes, causing delays for passengers after landing. In addition, the airline has struggled to land and resupply planes on schedule, causing delays in inbound and departing flights.
After Storm Eunice destroyed sections of the roof, the O2 arena in London will remain closed until Friday. And the UB40 concert is expected to continue as planned.