Storm Eunice will hit London and much of England today and could bring a "danger to life" with it. 

The Met Office has issued a rare red weather warning today due to the extremely high winds. 

A gust of 65mph is expected to hit the capital today as the storm could mark the worst in nearly 30 years. 

Keep up to date with the latest from Storm Eunice in our live blog. 

With train cancelations already affecting much of the city and more expected throughout the day. 

When is Storm Eunice going to hit London?

The Met Office has said the storm will hit the capital from 10am with the red warning set to end at 3pm today. 

During this time people are being urged to stay indoors and to only travel when they need to.

What to expect from a red weather warning for London?

This is what the Met Office are warning to expect:

Flying debris resulting in danger to life

  • Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Uprooted trees are likely
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties

A spokesman said: “Extremely strong west to southwesterly winds will develop over southwest England and south Wales early on Friday.

“Widespread inland gusts of 70-80 mph are likely and up to around 90 mph near some coasts, with dangerous conditions on beaches and seafronts.

“Winds are expected to ease from the west during the late morning.”

What is a red weather warning?

This is how the Met Office describe a red weather warning: “Dangerous weather is expected and, if you haven’t already done so, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the severe weather.

“It is 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.

“You should avoid travelling, where possible, and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.”