Batten down the hatches... again! Strong winds expected in the wake of Storm Eleanor

PUBLISHED: 11:45 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 January 2018

The tree which was blown down by strong winds in Verulamium park in 2015. Photo: Danny Loo,

The tree which was blown down by strong winds in Verulamium park in 2015. Photo: Danny Loo,


The Met Office has warned of strong winds in the wake of Storm Eleanor.

St Albans emerged relatively unscathed from Storm Eleanor, which is now over the North Sea.

But the weather agency has said a swath of strong winds will whip the East of England on Wednesday.

Winds could get up to 44mph in St Albans, according to the BBC.

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