Ex Hurricane Gonzalo has arrived in the UK this morning (21st October), bringing disruption to travel, triggering flood warnings and alerts, and bringing a number of trees down.
Winds of 70mph have been recorded in Wales and the Isle of Whight, and gust of 50 - 60mph hour widely all over the UK. The MET office has a Yellow weather warning in force covering the whole of the UK, and this remains in force until 8 pm tonight.
The MET office warning reads...
Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday, and this update extends the warning across southern counties. Gusts of 40-50, locally more than 50 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas, locally higher on hills and headlands.
The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees. This is a further update of the warning first issued on Saturday.
Many mare trees have fallen victim to the storm....
— Johanna Courtney (@MojoJojo780) October 21, 2014
Fallen tree blocking Southwark Street. Addison Lee minicab driver and passengers v lucky escape. pic.twitter.com/fK98E0ZSOF
— London SE1 (@se1) October 21, 2014
BREAKING: Rescue operation launched after two women trapped by fallen tree pic.twitter.com/fnhcXxyala
— Adam Clark (@adamclarkitv) October 21, 2014
A3200 Southwark St closed both directions btwn Southwark Br Rd & Great Guildford St - fallen tree pic.twitter.com/b7Wx9sRReI
— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) October 21, 2014
— EastLondonLines (@eastlondonlines) October 21, 2014
— aay jay (@Ajmanutd10) October 21, 2014
There are currently 13 flood alerts and 1 flood warning in force across the UK. The more severe flood warning is for Norfolk Coast at Walcott, from Sea View and Watch House Lane in Keswick to Horizon View in Ostend, where high winds in combination with a tidal surge are bringing a flood risk to properties are at Sea View, Ann Stannard Way, Keswick Way, Walcott Road in Keswick. The Coast Road, St Helen's Road, Helena Road, Poplar Drive, Archibald Drive, Lynton Road, The Crescent and Ostend Place in Walcott. Seaview Crescent, Ostend Gap, Ostend Road and Horizon Views in Ostend.
For more information about flood alerts and warnings across the UK, visit the Environment agency website.
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