Stunning Roker Pier Photo Captures The Moment Storm Arwen Arrived In Sunderland

ByDavid M. Conte

Nov 26, 2021

Captured just after 3 p.m. on Friday, November 26, by Echo photographer Stu Norton, the image shows waves crashing into Roker Pier and thunderstorm clouds starting to roll over Wearside.

In addition to bringing cloudy weather and rain showers, Storm Arwen brings strong winds that are expected to reach speeds of over 70 mph.

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Stormy clouds and rough seas as Storm Arwen hits Sunderland.

Video footage captured from the promenade above Roker Beach shows a few brave walkers making their way along the sand as high winds can be heard over the audio.

Despite the beauty of the picture, Storm Arwen brings a host of issues, as Met Office issues a red weather warning that will be in effect from 3 p.m. on Friday until 2 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, date to which it will be demoted to orange. .

The Met Office website states: “Exceptionally windy this evening, with potentially damaging gusts likely.

“Cold with bursts of rain, sleet and snow, sometimes heavy. Snow mostly on the hills, but maybe at lower levels.

“Minimum temperature -1 ° C.”

Rail operator LNER has advised passengers to postpone their trip if possible, as Network Rail imposes emergency speed restrictions due to the extreme weather conditions impacting the east coast route.

Passengers are advised not to travel from today until the end of service on Sunday November 28.

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