Storm Ciarans 110mph wind chaos causes thousands of power cuts across UK homes

The UK is being hit by a wave of blackouts in the midst of Storm Ciaran.

The National Grid has shared a map showing that vast swathes of the UK is affected by the powercuts caused by 100mph winds.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, The National Grid said: “Our teams are working hard to restore power supplies and support customers affected by Storm Ciarán in the South West.

“Currently, 9,000 properties are without power.”

It adds that more details can be found on our live power cuts map here.

UK Power Networks said on its website: “It was a busier night than usual in parts of the South East, as our teams restored 16,500 power supplies.

“We continue to monitor the weather closely and are ready to respond as quickly as possible to any damage caused by the storm.

“We have additional staff on duty covering operational, technical and call centre roles. As always our priorities in these situations are public safety and restoring supplies to customers as quickly and safely as possible.”

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