The ‘last wave’ of Hurricane Gonzalo is in full swing across western UK, forcing Heathrow authorities expecting flights to get disrupted throughout Tuesday. The hurricane has forced power shutdowns as well as flights getting delayed from Ireland and Scotland.
Ireland and Scotland have been among the first to get effected from the hurricane, facing the highest tides since Monday. Apart from the aviation sector, tramways have implemented a speed limit for all transit across local routes, while sailing clubs have also closed down owing to the excessive impact of winds. Weather warnings range between Yellow and Orange, enforcing communities to ‘stand by’ in preparation prior to being ordered to evacuate.
Hurricane Gonzalo has its highest impact along coastal areas such as the Isle of Mann as well as the Blackpool Promenade. Wind speeds along the coasts limit till around 75 miles per hour, while immediate inland zones detect wind speeds ranging till 65 miles an hour. Meteorological experts have observed the time of day, climate as well as topography in widespread variation of the nature of the hurricane across the western belt of the UK.