Image above: Tree down on Acton Lane
A tree has blown down outside Ark Priory primary school in Acton Lane. Fortunately it is half term or the road outside the primary school would have been full of children and parents.
Parks in the area have been closed because of the danger of falling trees. Kew Gardens, Chiswick House and Gunnersbury Park all announced they would be closing on Friday 18 February as storm Eunice blows through.
The Met Office has issued a rare red warning – the highest level warning for severe weather – for parts of south-west England and south Wales on Friday, meaning there is a danger to life from flying debris. It is expecting Storm Eunice will bring gusts of wind up to 90mph, causing significant disruption to transport networks and homes, with power cuts and train cancellations expected.
The Thames barrier will not need to operate during Storm Eunice, according to flood experts at the Environment Agency. The Forecasting and Response team say the tide level in the tidal Thames could be as much as 1.5m below published tide tables, as strong southwest/westerly winds are set to create a large negative surge for the Thames Estuary, pushing the water away from us.
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