London has now been added to the red warning list for Storm Eunice.
The storm is predicted to be the worst in decades with winds of 90mph expected.
What the Met Office says to expect in a red warning:
- Flying debris resulting in danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Uprooted trees are likely
- 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, including flooding of some coastal properties
Met Office’s Frank Saunders, Chief Meteorologist said: “After the impacts from Storm Dudley for many on Wednesday, Storm Eunice will bring damaging gusts in what could be one of the most impactful storms to affect southern and central parts of the UK for a few years.”
The alert has been widened at around 4am and covers the east of England including London. It will run from 10am until 3pm today (Friday 18 Feb).