Drip down, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds pour down righteousness; let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, and righteousness spring up with it. I, the Lord, have created it.Isaiah 45:8
Storm Dudley has battered the UK with such strong winds a waterfall in Cumbria was pictured going “into reverse”, as “strange” clouds over Glasgow confuse Britons.
The weird weather sightings came as the storm caused damage and destruction across the UK, with wind gusts up to 64mph. Today (Thursday), the Met Office upgraded the wind warning for incoming Storm Eunice to red weather warning for parts of England and Wales, with a “significant danger to life”.
Storm Dudley, which caused an amber weather alert on Wednesday, left train services disrupted around London, after a freight train hit a fallen tree and overhead cables were damaged in Luton.
The storm also left tens of thousands of homes in the north without power.
Northern Powergrid said that as of 10am this morning, more than 20,000 customers had been affected by power cuts because of the storm.
A remaining 1,200 were still without power, and were in the process of being reconnected.
Yesterday, Bob Kendal shared footage of a waterfall in Cumbria that appeared to be going back up the hill due to strong winds.
At the time, the area saw wind gusts of up to 59mph, according to Met Office data.
Residents in Glasgow were also met by a formation of clouds described as “strange” and “weird”.
The clouds appeared to have bulges protruding out the bottom of them.
The formation – known as mammatus, derived from the Latin for “udder” or “breast” – are associated with usually unstable cumulonimbus storm clouds.
A group of sheep were also pictured sheltering from the wind and rain in a bus stop.
The poster of the snap said the scene had a “whiff of Damien Hirst” – in reference to the artist’s love of encasing animals in glass cases.
This morning, the Met Office issued a red weather warning for the west of England and southern Wales.