UK weather: Storm Eunice forces hundreds of schools to close - is your area affected?

18 February 2022, 06:49 | Updated: 18 February 2022, 10:35

Will Storm Eunice close schools in England? And which schools are affected? Here’s what we know…

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With Storm Eunice well and truly taking hold of the UK, hundreds of pupils have been told to stay home.

Forecasters are predicting winds could reach 100mph in some areas, which would be the worst to hit the country in 30 years.

The severe weather warning has now been upgraded to a red ‘danger to life’, which covers Greater London, Kent, Surrey, Essex and East Sussex, as well as Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and south Wales.

The whole UK is seeing school closures
The whole UK is seeing school closures. Picture: Getty Images

And as well as roads closed and public transport on hold, schools across the UK have also been forced to shut their doors.

Check out our list below to see whether your area is affected…

Storm Eunice school closures in the UK

  • Bristol City Council has announced all schools are closed.
  • Somerset council has shut all schools, colleges and other council services.
  • Many schools in Cornwall are closed this morning.
  • Devon. Dorset, Herefordshire, Suffolk and Oxfordshire are also affected by the closures.
  • In Wales, schools in Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham will be shut today.
  • Cardiff, Ceredigion, Bridgend County, Swansea, Powys and Rhondda Cynon Taf councils have also closed all schools.
  • Many counties in the Republic of Ireland will also see school closures.

For anyone living in England or Wales, check your local school with this postcode checker.

Storm Eunice is already causing chaos
Storm Eunice is already causing chaos. Picture: Alamy

As the Storm continues to batter Britain, anyone boarding a flight in the UK has been asked to check the status of their flight.

In other travel news, National Highways has published a list of roads that should not be used by high-sided or vulnerable vehicles which can be found here.

Forecasters warn Eunice could bring wind gusts of up to 90mph, causing more significant disruption and power cuts.

This comes after Storm Dudley battered parts of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland, leaving thousands of homes without power earlier this week.