As it happened: Tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo hits UK

Key points

  • A woman died after being hit by a falling tree outside Hyde Park Barracks in London
  • Gusts of 71mph were recorded in Northumberland
  • Two flood warnings were in place along with 15 flood alerts
  • A Met Office wind warning was in place for much of the UK
  • Drivers and rail passengers suffered disruption due to fallen trees and high winds
  • About 80 Heathrow flights were cancelled, with knock-on effects at other UK airports

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Reporting:

  • Harry Low 
  • Caroline McClatchey 
  • Dominic Howell 

Last updated 21 October 2014

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