VISITORS have been warned to stay away from woodlands across the country ahead of fresh storms tomorrow. 

National Resource Wales (NRW) chiefs have joined colleagues from Scotland and England in issuing the message as forestry figures brace themselves for Storm Eunice and its potentially 90 mph winds. 

Coming just days after Storm Dudley blew in across the UK and on the eve of a red Met Office weather warning, it is feared windblown trees and debris could pose "serious risk to life".

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A NRW statement read: "We're urging people to stay safe - keep away from the coast and woodland as high waves, flying debris and falling trees and branches pose a serious risk to life." 

The NRW caution comes hot on the heels of similar ones from Forestry and Land Scotland, Forestry England, and local organisations. 

READ MORE: Storms Dudley and Eunice: Forestry chiefs bracing themselves for more devastation

In Northumberland's Kielder Forest, visitors have been told to stay away until Saturday.

"Due to storm Dudley followed by storm Eunice and expected damage in the forest we advise no access into Kielder Forest until Saturday," a statement read. "This is to safeguard visitors and also allow our crews to start checking for access safety." 

Across the country, the effects of Dudley are still being felt today. While initial assessments suggest it has been far less severe than Arwen, Malik and Corrie, thousands of homes have been left without power and fallen trees have wreaked havoc on train lines and roads. 

Capel Curig in Wales experienced gusts of up to 81mph, with Emley Moore in West Yorkshire and Drumalbin in South Lanarkshire seeing 74mph winds.

Northern Powergrid said 1,000 properties still had no lights on Thursday morning due to the weather.

National Rail said as of 7am on Thursday, dozens of train companies have been affected in the north of England, the Midlands, Wales and across most of Scotland, including LNER, Transport for Wales and ScotRail.

It added that due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Bedford and St Albans, some lines are currently blocked on the East Midlands Railway and Thameslink lines.

Trefor Owen, FLS director of land management, said earlier this week: “With our east and south Scotland teams still working on clearing damage from Storm Arwen and Storm Malik, this latest news is hugely unwelcome.

“Once again we are asking members of the public to exercise their common sense and stay away from woodlands during the forecast storms.

“Gusts of 90 mph could result in significant damage especially to woodlands that have already been affected by previous storm events.

“We want everyone to stay safe and not take any risks that might result in injury – or worse – and that will place avoidable demands on the emergency services.”