Heathrow saw wind speeds of 69 mph this morning making it the breeziest place to be in the region when Storm St Jude hit.
Other places that took the brunt of the storm:
- Northolt, north west London - 69mph
- Kenley Airfield, Greater London - 68 mph
- Kew Gardens, west London - 62 mph
- Charlwood, Surrey - 62 mph
- Wisley, Surrey - 49 mph
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