Weather warning issued for Leicestershire with strong winds and heavy rain

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Leicestershire as Storm Gareth sweeps through the East Midlands.

The warning has been issued for 12pm today (Tuesday 12) to 3am tomorrow (Wednesday 13).

Heavy rain and strong winds, with gusts of up to 60mph, are expected this afternoon and into Wednesday.

The Met Office said that there could be longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.

There is also warning of potential power cuts, with flooding to homes and businesses in some parts of the county likely.

Parts of the UK have already been battered by the storm, with gale-force winds felling trees in London and heavy rain closing part of a motorway in the north.

The worst of the storm is not scheduled to hit until later on today, but disruption was already being felt up and down the country during the morning commute.

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