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Firefighters tackle incidents in Hounslow, Wimbledon, Forest Hill and South Harrow

Since midnight firefighters have attended an increased number of windy weather related incidents including scaffolding in a precarious position and fallen trees, the London Fire Brigade said.

Fire crews battled atrocious weather conditions to rescue 13 people including five children after a fire broke out in a restaurant below their flats on Hounslow High Street on Sunday night.

Other incidents attended included:

  • A roof collapse on Haydon Road in South Wimbledon
  • A tree down on the South Circular in Forest Hill
  • A chimney collapse on Roxeth Green Avenue in South Harrow
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Storm Katie: Roof blown off pub by strong gales

High winds blew off the roof of a pub in London as Storm Katie battered the capital overnight.

The roof of the Duchess pub in Battersea was damaged by the storm and bricks left strewn across the road.

The damage caused to the roof of the pub Credit: ITV News
The bricks from the roof are left scattered in the road Credit: ITV News
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Gatwick flights cancelled as Storm Katie hits

Gatwick flights cancelled as Storm Katie hits. Credit: Gatwick Airport

Storm Katie has caused 26 flights to be cancelled and a further 23 to be diverted from Gatwick so far today, the airport announced.

While no terminals were closed, winds of up to 70mph caused significant disruption.


London Fire Brigade battle 110 incidents amid Storm Katie

London Fire Brigade have said that firefighters have battled through 110 incidents amid Storm Katie.

High winds with heavy rain amid severe weather

Gales or severe gales accompanied with periods of rain, often heavy. The rain will quickly clear eastwards by midday, with gales gradually easing.

Sunny spells and lighter winds developing during the afternoon, with a few scattered showers arriving before dusk. Maximum Temperature 11°C.

Severe gales to continue with heavy rain amid Severe Weather Warning. Credit: PA

Tonight, expect a chilly night with clear spells and scattered heavy showers, carried along on a brisk southwesterly wind, this particularly gusty around coastal areas.

Risk of thunder, especially in the south. Minimum Temperature 3°C.

Crane bent over double in high winds in Greenwich

A crane has been bent over double in the high winds amid Storm Katie in Greenwich, east London.

Crane bent over double in high winds in Greenwich. Credit: Twitter/@rolfey180

The crane was seen apparently collapsed in Greenwich, east London.

The road has been closed and motorists and pedestrians have been advised to avoid the area.

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