Severe Gales Over Irish Sea Cause England Ferry Disruption

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  • The 20:30 GMT sailing of the Ben-my-Chree from Douglas to Heysham and its return have both been scrapped
  • Gusts of up to 60 mph (95km/h) are expected to hit the island overnight.
  • A yellow weather warning for severe gales and heavy rain has been put in place until 12:00 on Friday.

Severe gales over the Irish Sea have led to the cancellation of evening ferry crossings between the Isle of Man and Lancashire, reported by BBC.

England Ferry Cancellation

The 20:30 GMT sailing of the Ben-my-Chree from Douglas to Heysham and its return have both been scrapped, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company said.

Gusts of up to 60 mph (95km/h) are expected to hit the island overnight.

Ronaldsway Met Office said the gales would be coupled with heavy rain, likely to cause localized flooding.

A yellow weather warning for severe gales and heavy rain has been put in place until 12:00 on Friday.

People have been warned to expect “large areas of standing water on roads and some localized flooding and falling debris from damaged trees and buildings”.

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Source: BBC

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