High wind speeds predicted later this afternoon. Already winds are gusting over the southeast counties.
The Met Office says Winds between 60mph and 80mph. The worst storm hit Britain in 30years.
Heathrow Airport ask passengers to check flight details. Footage of planes landing in the storm went viral.
Herts highways team have received over 175 reports of fallen trees. The Fire and Rescue service has received 100 calls to 300 unsafe or fallen trees.
Roads CLOSED to Fallen Trees
- North Watford Cemetery closes due to debris from the many trees
- M25 J19 – J20 Tree blocking lanes
- Oxhey Drive 1pm
- Watling Street Harper Lane Radlett
- A10 viaduct closed both directions 12pm
- Sarratt Road in Croxley Green 11am
- No Trains in or out of London
- Over 16 trees block train tracks
- Watford General closes COVID-19 test centre
Herts Council have closed recycling centres. They will not be running transport for day care centres.
The Colosseum this evening with Luther Blisset, Adam Tungatt and Electric Brolly is postponed.
What to expect
- Flying debris resulting in danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
- Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes