Falkirk braced for Hurricane Gonzalo

The Met Office is warning there could be travel disruptions and fallen trees thanks to the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo
The Met Office is warning there could be travel disruptions and fallen trees thanks to the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo

Gale force winds and wet conditions are expected to reach Falkirk tonight and tomorrow, thanks to the tail end of a tropical storm.

Hurricane Gonzalo caused power blackouts and widespread damage in Bermuda on Saturday and is currently making it’s way across the Atlantic, due to reach Scotland tonight.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning, predicting winds of up to 55 miles per hour and lots of rain with the worst of the weather to coincide with the rush hour traffic tomorrow morning. There could be disruptions to travel on the roads and rail due to surface water and fallen trees.

Hurricane Gonzalo is expected to affect the eastern coastal areas of Scotland worst, with meteorologists predicting Central Scotland will experience mild storms and a dip in temperatures.

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