Greenwich Park will be closed on Sunday to ensure public safety as London braces itself for Storm Ciara.

The Royal Parks are shutting eight locations across the capital, as forecasters warn of winds of up to 80mph.

Storm Ciara is predicted to hit the south early on Sunday. The Park will reopen on Monday if it seemed safe

A statement by The Royals Parks read: "Due to current weather warnings we have decided to close all eight Royal Parks on Sunday 9 February as a precautionary measure.

"In liaison with our tree experts and Health and Safety team we have made this decision to ensure the safety of all park users including vehicle users and cyclists.

"The Royal Parks are home to over 170,000 trees spread across 5,000 acres, with a significant population of ancient and veteran trees that are vulnerable to high winds.

"We will be monitoring the forecast closely over the next 24 hours and if there are any changes we will communicate these via this website and twitter account @theroyalparks

"All parks will reopen on Monday, as soon as it is deemed safe to do so."