At least two people have been killed as Storm Arwen brought gusts of almost 100mph, causing road closures, train delays and power cuts across the UK.

The two people died as a result of trees falling over in Lancaster and County Antrim.

The Met Office had issued a red wind warning for parts of north-east England which expired early on Saturday, but the forecaster said amber and yellow warnings for wind remained in place across large swathes of the country.

London has narrowly missed out on the warnings, and the weather across the capital seems to be a lot calmer than the rest of the UK.

However, that doesn't mean it's not extra chilly - with averages of around 4 degrees Celsius over the course of the weekend.

People have also been advised not to travel, as train networks across the UK reported disruption to services.

This includes London North East Railway who has warned customers not to travel north of York due to “significant damage”.

While Storm Arwen batters the UK, here's the hour-by-hour forecast for London this weekend:


12pm - Overcast

1pm - Overcast

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5pm - Overcast

6pm - Overcast

7pm - Overcast

8pm - Overcast

9pm - Overcast

10pm - Overcast

11pm - Overcast


12am - Overcast

1am - Overcast

2am - Cloudy

3am - Cloudy

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6am - Cloudy

7am - Cloudy

8am - Sunny

9am - Sunny

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11am - Sunny

12pm - Sunny

1pm - Sunny

2pm - Sunny

3pm - Sunny

4pm - Clear night

5pm - Clear night

6pm - Clear night

7pm - Clear night

8pm - Cloudy

9pm - Cloudy

Forecast in full:

Saturday night:

Western areas dry and clear, winds easing, with a widespread frost and risk of icy stretches on untreated surfaces. Eastern areas will be cloudier, breezy and with scattered wintry showers. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

Sunday: Scattered wintry showers for eastern areas, mainly across Kent. Elsewhere mainly dry with sunny spells, but feeling cold everywhere. Generally breezy, but windy for Kent, especially the coast. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Monday widespread early frost, then dry and bright with light winds. Cold. Tuesday breezy, milder and cloudier with rain later. Wednesday rain clearing, then breezy, with sunshine and scattered showers.

Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, said: “We’ve seen some pretty severe gusts overnight with the highest speeds hitting 98mph at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland.

“Elsewhere, exposed sites in Scotland and Northern Ireland also surpassed 90mph, with 70-80mph seen more widely in the north of the UK, though parts of southern England and Wales also felt the effects of the storm.

“This has been coupled with a few inches of snow which has fallen in some areas.

“In the higher ground areas of Scotland we expected to see up to 15cm falling but the strong winds meant the snow blew around and created a blizzard in some parts.”

Cumbria Police said a man from Lancaster died in Ambleside after a tree fell on him just before 11pm on Friday.

In Northern Ireland, a man was killed when his car was hit by a falling tree in County Antrim on Friday.

Wind speeds reached 87mph in Orlock Head, Co Down.

Inverbervie on the north-east coast of Scotland had gusts of 78mph, while Aberporth in Wales saw speeds of 77mph.

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