Weather advisory for central southern England – Storm Atiyah

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is prepared for a period of high winds which have the potential for limited disruption to supplies across its central southern England electricity distribution network.  

Storm Atiyah, named by the Irish Met Office, is expected to bring strong winds to the region from Sunday afternoon, strengthening overnight and into Monday morning.  Gusts of up to 60mph are expected in coastal areas. 

SSEN would like to reassure its customers that it iswell prepared and will respond promptly to any network damage, where it is safe to do so.  Additional resources have been placed on standby across its regions and in its customer contact centre and SSEN will continue to monitor the weather front as it develops.

In the event of any potential disruption to supplies, customers can prepare by:  

  • Saving the new Freephone emergency power cut number – 105 – to your phone to use if your power goes off, or if you see any damage to the electricity network
  • Downloading our Power Track app to give you details of power cuts and restoration times and to report faults or damage to SSEN’s network
  • Going to our website for advice and information on how to prepare for a possible loss of power
  • Following SSEN on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates

In the event of an interruption in power supplies, SSEN's customer service team will make outbound calls to customers on our Priority Services Register (PSR) to offer extra assistance, where required. People can qualify for the PSR if they:    

  • Are dependent on electricity for home medical care
  • Have a chronic illness or short term medical condition
  • Are disabled
  • Have special communication needs
  • Have children under the age of five
  • Are over the age of 60

To find out more about the PSR, click here or call 0800 294 3259.