Falling trees warning as 80mph winds and heavy rain to batter Surrey and south London on Monday

Croydon Guardian: Monday is set to to be very windy Monday is set to to be very windy

People should be prepared for the risk of falling trees, public transport disruptions, and building damage when violent gusts of wind batter the area on Monday.

The Met Office has warned that 80mph gusts of wind could sweep through south London, Surrey and the south of England in the early hours of October 28.

The amber warning said there was the potential for gusts of over 80 mph especially on exposed coasts in the south of England.

It said: "A very intense low pressure system is forecast to run northeastwards across the country early on Monday, bringing the potential for an exceptionally windy spell of weather for southern parts of the UK.

"At the same time, persistent, heavy rain could cause some surface water flooding.

"At this early stage there is uncertainty about the timing, intensity and track of the low. However, the public should be prepared for the risk of falling trees as well as damage to buildings and other structures, bringing disruption to transport and power supplies.

"A strong, high-level jet is expected to engage warm low level air to give rise to a rapidly moving low pressure system later on Sunday.

"This is expected to run northeastwards, probably across England and Wales, with very strong winds on its southern and western flanks.

The alert is in place for midnight on Sunday until 9pm on Monday.

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9:32pm Thu 24 Oct 13

motomoto says...

really don't want a repeat of 1987 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
really don't want a repeat of 1987 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! motomoto

9:44pm Thu 24 Oct 13

Baron Digger says...

When we get a reporter showing us a picture of someone standing on the beach / sea front and tell us high winds are coming are they reporting fact or will Hampton Court be like this or may be Staines on Thames? The photograph is not a shot of Surrey and South London because the Surrey Comet is local and not National.
When we get a reporter showing us a picture of someone standing on the beach / sea front and tell us high winds are coming are they reporting fact or will Hampton Court be like this or may be Staines on Thames? The photograph is not a shot of Surrey and South London because the Surrey Comet is local and not National. Baron Digger

10:50pm Fri 25 Oct 13

ANNE GILES says...

Croydon's Head of Highways has sent a warning out. Luckily, my husband has his day off on Monday and we are staying at home.
Croydon's Head of Highways has sent a warning out. Luckily, my husband has his day off on Monday and we are staying at home. ANNE GILES

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