Monday, 19 April 2021 01:34 GMT

Hurricane Gonzalo to Disrupt UK Transportation

(MENAFN - QNA) Rain and high winds are causing travel disruption, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo reaches the UK.

Gusts of up to 70mph have been recorded in north Wales, and a Met Office wind warning is in place for much of the UK.

Heathrow said about 10% of Tuesday's flights would be cancelled, though early reports suggest disruption there is not as serious as predicted.

Forecasters said gales would move east across the UK, with heavy rain in some areas and snow on some Scottish hills, BBC said According to the (BBC), the wind could be strong enough to do "slight structural damage" to properties, as well as uprooting small trees and causing branches to fall.

The strongest winds on Tuesday morning would be in western Scotland, the north and east of Northern Ireland, north-west England and north Wales, the BBC reported.

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