Video: Hurricane Gonzalo set to hit London tonight

Hurricane Gonzalo in full force last Thursday as it headed towards Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo in full force last Thursday as it headed towards Bermuda - Credit: Met Office

Britain is bracing itself for a battering of gale force winds tonight as a hurricane blows its way over the Atlantic to our shores.

As it travelled over the Atlantic Hurricane Gonzalo has begun to lose steam and won’t quite cause the damage seen in Bermuda over the weekend which received the full force of its 110 mph winds.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for London and the South East meaning wet and windy weather is in store for us this evening before strong gusts exceeding 55 mph take over in the early hours and carry on throughout Tuesday.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: “Fire chiefs have issued the following advice to help people stay safe during high winds - clear gardens, balconies and window sills of anything that could be blown away, take extra care if you venture outside and if you have a power cut be very careful if you use candles.

“The brigade is prepared and trained to deal with severe weather, including high winds and also has a role in coordinating the national response to severe weather including storms and floods.”

If you are affected in any way by Hurricane Gonzalo get in touch with your stories and photos on 020 8477 3903 or contact harriet.orrell@archant.co.uk.

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