Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit Britain as flights are cancelled and Met Office issues 70mph wind warning
The Met Office has issued a wind warning for much of the UK as remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo cause travel disruptions.
14:14 21 October 2014
Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo has hit Britain and caused travel disruptions as well as at least three deaths in the UK.
Some flights have been cancelled at Heathrow but other airports are reporting no major problems.
Meanwhile, The Met Office has issued 70mph wind warning for much of the UK. Forecasters said gales would move east across the UK, with heavy rain in some areas and snow on some Scottish hills. It added that it will “coincide with the morning rush hour in places.”
BBC Weather’s Carol Kirkwood said that the wind could be strong enough to do slight structural damage to properties, as well as uprooting small trees and causing branches to fall. She added that on Tuesday, the strongest wind was in Western Scotland, the north and east of Northern Ireland, north-west England, and north Wales.
In Heathrow, a total of 110 flights have been cancelled. This is less than 10per cent of its daily total of about 1,300 flights. On the other hand, Gatwick airport said it did not “anticipate any disruption” while Stansted said it was “operating normally.”