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Storm Katie batters the capital with 68mph winds

Storm Katie has battered parts of the capital - more than a 100 flights were cancelled or diverted and properties have been damaged and there has been chaos on the roads too.

Winds of almost 70MPH were recorded in south London - and for those who did manage to fly back into our airports - it was a very unpleasant experience.

Rags Martel reports:

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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.

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