Parks around Havering are due to close due to the storm Ciara and the predicted effects.

These parks include:

  • Pages Wood
  • Bonnetts Wood
  • Thames Chase
  • Ingrebourne Hill
  • Berwick Glade
  • Rainham Hall

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said:  “Storm Ciara will bring damaging winds and heavy rain across the UK this weekend and we have issued a range of severe weather warnings giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.

“Winds will increase through Saturday across Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and Wales, before turning very windy across the rest of UK through the early hours of Sunday morning.  Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected quite widely across inland areas, with even stronger gusts of 80mph or higher along coastal areas.”

The strongest winds are expected to be in the south of England and up to eight inches of snow is expected to fall in Scotland.