Bad weather causes delays on train route to Glasgow Cop26 talks

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A fallen histrion connected the westbound seashore mainline has blocked question routes for delegates heading to Cop26 successful Glasgow, including the situation curate Zac Goldsmith, aft stormy upwind swept done the UK bringing suspected tornadoes to parts of the country.

Avanti West Coast warned of delays, cancellations and diversions to services connected Sunday aft an entity fell connected powerfulness lines betwixt Rugby and Milton Keynes Central.

It said a bid carrying dozens of delegates to the clime acme successful Glasgow would request to beryllium evacuated. It was being held astatine Milton Keynes and respective scientists, journalists and authorities officials including Lord Goldsmith were onboard.

Gusts of much than 60mph were recorded overnight aft an country of debased unit from the Atlantic brought stormy weather. Yellow upwind warnings for upwind and rainfall are successful spot crossed the westbound of the country.

The Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan said helium could not corroborate that parts of the state had seen tornadoes overnight but helium could not regularisation it out.

“We’ve got a heavy Atlantic country of debased unit that’s bringing a precise dense set of rainfall and squalling winds crossed the full of the country, but peculiarly successful the southbound of England,” helium said.

“We’ve seen immoderate precise beardown gusts of upwind connected the southbound seashore … and a fewer reports of harm from the winds. It’s not retired of the question that determination volition person been immoderate localised, little funnel clouds oregon tornadoes. In the past mates of days we person seen immoderate reports and seen immoderate photos of funnel clouds and h2o spouts, which are akin to tornadoes.”

Tornadoes hap erstwhile funnel clouds widen from the unreality basal to ground, Morgan said. He added that upwind speeds of 87mph were recorded astatine an exposed determination connected the Isle of Portland successful Dorset, and determination were gusts of 60mph crossed Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex.