Storm: Trees down across Bromley, and Southborough Lane Baptist Church damaged, but forecast predicts no rain until afternoon

PUBLISHED: 08:17 28 October 2013 | UPDATED: 08:18 28 October 2013

A tree down in Blyth Road, Bromley. Pic: Josh (?@joshvenchard)

A tree down in Blyth Road, Bromley. Pic: Josh (?@joshvenchard)


Trees are down across Bromley as the Met Office continues to warn of disruption to transport and power supplies from the UK’s biggest storm for five years.

A tree was down in Beckenham as the sun rose. Pic: Mark (@mjneighbour) via TwitterA tree was down in Beckenham as the sun rose. Pic: Mark (@mjneighbour) via Twitter

There is reported to be slight damage to the roof of Southborough Lane Baptist Church from a fallen tree. Westmoreland Road and Blyth Road, both in Bromley, are also believed to have been hit.

According to the office’s forecast, the borough is likely to see north-easterly winds of about 20-25mph throughout the morning, with gusts of about 35mph.

The Met Office has issued an “amber warning” for wind in the area, meaning a “high impact” is moderately likely.

But despite last night’s warning of flood risks, the morning is now expected to remain dry, with no rain forecast until the afternoon.

A statement on the Met Office website reads: “The public should be prepared for the risk of falling trees as well as damage to buildings and other structures, bringing disruption to transport and power supplies.

“The public should also consider adjusting travel plans.”

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