Storm Eunice updates

The latest on Storm Eunice in the Banbury FM area

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Weather Forecast

An amber weather warning for strong winds is in place from 5am to 9pm on Friday February 18.

During Friday a band of rain will move into the area during the night, moving away through the morning, with sunny spells in the afternoon.

Winds will increase through the morning peaking with gusts up to 60 – 70mph at lunchtime.   The wind strength will ease through the afternoon, but remain into Saturday.

What an Amber weather warning means:

  • There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur , perhaps affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted trees


The Fairway in Banbury has a fallen tree blocking the road.   Services are on site to deal with it but its likely to be closed for the rest of Saturday.


On Saturday a severely amended and reduced timetable operates. The advice is not to travel today. Tickets will be accepted on Sunday and Monday.


No issues remain.

Power Supply

You can call 105 to report any power problems you might experience.

We have been made aware of these power cuts:

  • 17 properties remain with power in Adderbury and Twyford – expected fix asap.
  • 13 properties in Little Bourton – expected fix by midnight.
  • 52 properties in Cropredy – expected fix by midnight.
  • 9 properties at Wykham Mill on the A361 between Banbury and Bloxham – expected fix by 4pm
  • 5 properties to the north-west of Hook Norton by the Gate Hangs High – expected fix by midnight.


These education establishments closed on Friday, most with home learning plans in place.   Some Oxfordshire Schools already had inset days planned and Northamptonshire Schools are on their Half Term break.

  • Banbury and Bicester College
  • Bloxham Primary
  • Cherry Fields Primary
  • Frank Wise
  • Fritwell Primary
  • Hardwick Primary
  • Hook Norton Primary
  • Longford Park Primary
  • Sibford Gower
  • Warriner School, Bloxham
  • William Morris Primary
  • Wroxton Primary School


The National Trust’s Upton House and Gardens are closed to the public on Saturday following storm damage in the grounds yesterday.


No problems reported yet.

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