Met Office issues 15-hour weather warning for London as gusts set to reach 55mph

Pedestrians cope with strong winds during Storm Ciaran in November 2023
Heavy rain is set to hit London next week -Credit:Richard Baker

The Met Office has issued a 15-hour weather warning affecting London as wind gusts are set to reach 55mph in Britain. The yellow warning came into force at 6.25am this morning (Monday, April 15), and will remain in place until 10pm tonight.

Forecasters warned the difficult weather conditions could lead to train delays, while strong winds will also affect roads. The latest Met Office update reads: "A depression will move east just to the north of Scotland through Monday and will bring a swath of strong winds to Northern Ireland, Wales and much of England.

"Gusts of between 40 and 45 mph are expected widely inland with isolated gusts as high as 50 to 55 mph on exposed coasts and near to heavier showers. This is likely to lead to some disruption and longer journey times. Winds will slowly ease through the evening and first part of Monday night."

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Strong winds are forecast
Strong winds are forecast -Credit: Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images

London is expected to experience the heaviest winds during the early afternoon, as gusts reach 39mph at 2pm. The warning added: "It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves. Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

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