Storm Eunice: Roof of the O2 is ripped open as winds continue to batter the UK

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The ferocious winds of Storm Eunice have torn apart the roof of London's iconic O2 Arena – formerly known as the Millenium Dome – as seen in footage shared on social media.

The famous structure hosts a number of events including concerts and is home to restaurants, bars, stores, and a theater.

In one of the videos taken of the damage to the arena, part of the dome can be seen being pulled away by extremely powerful gusts of wind, the BBC reports.

The Met Office has issued two "red" weather alerts in south Wales and southwest England, as well as in London and the southeast, which means under the current conditions, the threat to life is relatively high.

Due to the damage caused, the planned concert, Fugees: The Score 25th Anniversary Tour, has now been canceled.

Per the BBC, a spokesperson for the arena said: "Due to today's adverse weather conditions, we can confirm that there has been some damage caused to the tent fabric in our roof at The O2.

"The affected areas have been cleared and The O2 will remain closed for the rest of the day. The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance, and we will continue to assess the ongoing situation and act accordingly."

The storm has also affected ease of transport in the country as Network Rail confirms there will be no more trains arriving or leaving London Euston today.

A statement said: "All lines are suspended affecting services between Euston and Milton Keynes until further notice. The message to passengers is 'DO NOT TRAVEL' today as the railway network is being battered by gale-force winds.

"Rapid response teams are clearing fallen trees and debris which are blocking lines in multiple locations on the West Coast main line."

What's more, hundreds of flights both to and from the UK have been canceled, with most of these flights occurring at Heathrow.

A video has surfaced online of the moment a plane struggles to land amid the storm. The clip has racked up over 10,000 views at the time of writing.

It comes as people have been spotted swimming in the sea in Cornwall in spite of red weather warnings and winds of almost 60mph.

Featured image credit: imageBROKER / Alamy

Storm Eunice: Roof of the O2 is ripped open as winds continue to batter the UK

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By VT

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The ferocious winds of Storm Eunice have torn apart the roof of London's iconic O2 Arena – formerly known as the Millenium Dome – as seen in footage shared on social media.

The famous structure hosts a number of events including concerts and is home to restaurants, bars, stores, and a theater.

In one of the videos taken of the damage to the arena, part of the dome can be seen being pulled away by extremely powerful gusts of wind, the BBC reports.

The Met Office has issued two "red" weather alerts in south Wales and southwest England, as well as in London and the southeast, which means under the current conditions, the threat to life is relatively high.

Due to the damage caused, the planned concert, Fugees: The Score 25th Anniversary Tour, has now been canceled.

Per the BBC, a spokesperson for the arena said: "Due to today's adverse weather conditions, we can confirm that there has been some damage caused to the tent fabric in our roof at The O2.

"The affected areas have been cleared and The O2 will remain closed for the rest of the day. The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance, and we will continue to assess the ongoing situation and act accordingly."

The storm has also affected ease of transport in the country as Network Rail confirms there will be no more trains arriving or leaving London Euston today.

A statement said: "All lines are suspended affecting services between Euston and Milton Keynes until further notice. The message to passengers is 'DO NOT TRAVEL' today as the railway network is being battered by gale-force winds.

"Rapid response teams are clearing fallen trees and debris which are blocking lines in multiple locations on the West Coast main line."

What's more, hundreds of flights both to and from the UK have been canceled, with most of these flights occurring at Heathrow.

A video has surfaced online of the moment a plane struggles to land amid the storm. The clip has racked up over 10,000 views at the time of writing.

It comes as people have been spotted swimming in the sea in Cornwall in spite of red weather warnings and winds of almost 60mph.

Featured image credit: imageBROKER / Alamy