Hurricane Gonzalo could hit Hull


Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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With the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo heading for the UK, residents and businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire are being warned to brace themselves for some stormy weather.

Forecasters at the Met Office say there’s a possibility of people on the coast being hit by winds gusting at up to 70mph on October 21. Heavy rain is also being predicted with wind speeds inland likely to peak at about 55mph.

A yellow weather warning has been issued and a Met Office spokeswoman says the stormy weather could bring surface water flooding, tree damage and travel disruption.

She is warning people to expect high winds throughout the day but says most of the rain should have cleared by about 9am.

But UK Weather Forecast weatherman Lewis Dobson, who is based in Hull, thinks disruption in the area will be minimal although he is warning that the Humber Bridge may have to be temporarily shut to high-sided vehicles. He is forecasting that the wind will be at its strongest during the morning rush hour.

Last week Hurricane Gonzalo caused an electricity blackout and widespread damage when it hit Bermuda.

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Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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