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Weather warning for London and South East as strong winds expected to cause disruption throughout Tuesday

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A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for much of Britain as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo sweep across the country.

Gusts and rain hit the county last night - but the strongest winds are expected through this morning.

Police are warning drivers to take care in the "awful" weather, slow down and watch out for standing water and flying or fallen debris.

The type of storm expected today. File picture: Gary Browne
The type of storm expected today. File picture: Gary Browne

The Met Office says the strong winds are due to a low-pressure system arriving from the Atlantic.

Inland areas are expected to see gusts topping 55mph, rising to 70mph along the coasts.

Experts are warning of potential disruption to travel and damage to trees - with difficult driving conditions expected, and possible surface water.

A Met Office spokesman said: "The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo are running across the Atlantic, bringing a period of strong winds to the UK.

"The strongest winds are expected today (Tuesday) as the low pressure clears eastwards.

"Some uncertainty remains in peak windspeeds, but there remains the potential for disruption to travel, especially as the strongest winds coincide with the morning rush hour in places.

Sky's weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar on the remains on Gonzalo set to hit our shores

"Fallen leaves impeding drainage increases the risk of surface water affecting roads, while some damage to trees is possible, given that many are still in full leaf."

Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda with gusts measuring 110mph on Friday, knocking out power across the tiny Atlantic island.

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