Weather experts are warning the whole of the UK will be affected by extremely strong and damaging winds today.
Following yesterdays rare red weather warning for the coastline of Devon, Cornwall and the south coast of Wales, the Met Office this morning issued a second red warning for the East of England including London.
The new warning will be in place from 10am to 3pm this afternoon.
Many in the industry are being urged to stay at home by bosses as the approaching storm Eunice could be among the UK’s worst in 30 years.
The Met Office fears “significant gusts” could lead to flying debris endangering lives, power lines being brought down, and roofs being blown off homes.
A red warning means “dangerous weather is expected” with it “very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure”.
People are being advised to avoid non-essential travel today.