East Midlands preparing for battering from tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo

Image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Gonzalo taken from the International Space Station by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst as it moves toward Bermuda on Thursday, 16 October. Photo: AP/Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA) XLAT113
Image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Gonzalo taken from the International Space Station by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst as it moves toward Bermuda on Thursday, 16 October. Photo: AP/Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA) XLAT113

People in the region are being told to prepare for gale-force winds which could bring disruption to transport tomorrow (Tuesday, October 21).

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are forecast to sweep across the United Kingdom overnight, bringing wet and windy conditions tonight and strong winds tomorrow.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the East Midlands by the Met Office, which has warned of gusts of up to 50mph in inland areas, surface water and spray.

There could be damage caused to trees, with difficult driving conditions and disruption to some forms of public transport.

Keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecasts.

The Met Office’s chief forecaster Frank Saunders said: “The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will run eastwards across the Atlantic, reaching the UK on Monday night, bringing a period of strong winds and heavy rain to the UK.

“The strongest winds are expected on Tuesday as the low pressure clears eastwards.

“Some uncertainty remains in the track and intensity, but there remains the potential for localised disruption to travel, especially as the strongest winds will coincide with rush hour in places.

“Fallen leaves impeding drainage increases the risk of surface water affecting roads, while some damage to trees is possible, given that many are still in full leaf.”

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