Warning issued as strong winds expected to hit the East Midlands

Summery Test  PictureStrong winds are expected to batter the East Midlands as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo run across the Atlantic Ocean and hit the UK.

The gales are expected to coincide with the Tuesday morning (October 21) rush hour, causing travel disruption and possible damage to trees.

A yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for Nottinghamshire and the rest of the East Midlands, with forecasters predicting that gales of up to 55mph will hit the region on Tuesday, October 21.

Wet and windy conditions are set to begin and sweep eastwards on Monday evening (October 20).

The Met Office’s chief forecaster said:

“The strongest winds are expected on Tuesday as the low pressure clears eastwards; some uncertainty remains in peak wind speeds but there remains the potential for disruption to travel, especially as the strongest winds coincide with the morning rush hour in places.”

Difficult driving conditions are to be expected, exacerbated by surface water and spray in places.

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