British authorities issued this Friday, February 18, a red weather warning in Wales and in the south of England due to the impact of Hurricane Eunice and its strong winds.
The Met Office warning, which had been in effect for parts of Wales including Cardiff, has now been extended to much of the south of England, including London.
Authorities warned people not to leave their homes as wind speeds reached 144 km/h.
The hurricane could cause “significant damage and hazardous conditions due to very strong winds,” the UK Met Office said.
The areas under warning are London, Kent, Surrey, Essex and East Sussex, as well as the Devon, Cornwall and Somerset coasts and the South Wales coast.
There are almost 150 flood warnings around country.
Hurricane Eunice has caused travel disruptions as many rail lines have been negatively affected. Several carriers have asked people to travel on Saturday, with some airports urging passengers to check flight status in advance.
Hundreds of homes have lost power due to damage from strong winds in the Cornwall area.
Many schools in Wales have also closed and students asked to stay at home.
Some of the main attractions including the London Eye, Legoland, Warwick Castle, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, West London, and Wakehurst, West Sussex, will be closed on Friday due to bad weather.
*Camilo Hernández contributed to writing this note
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