Severe gales warnings after Gonzalo

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Glasgow and East Renfrewshire weathered the storm this week missing the sharp end of hurricane Gonzalo.

“Very heavy” rainfall is forecast for tonight followed by strong winds of up to 42 and 43 miles per hour respectively, according to Met office stats.

However, Met forecasters warn that heavy rains tonight (Monday) followed by strong winds and “severe gales” through the night could upset travel arrangements putting trains and buses out of commission in some areas.

A Met office statement warned: “The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo are running across the Atlantic, reaching the UK on Monday night, bringing a period of strong winds to the country.

“Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday.

“The strongest winds are expected on Tuesday as the low pressure clears eastwards [and] there remains the potential for disruption to travel, especially as the strongest winds coincide with the morning rush hour in places.

“Fallen leaves impeding drainage increases the risk of surface water affecting roads, while some damage to trees is possible, given that many are still in full leaf.”

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