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Chessington adventure world & Longleat safari park APPEARS tomorrow as Hurricane Eunice delivers deadly 100 mph winds

STORM Eunice has caused chaos in the half term with several major attractions closing tomorrow as 100 mph winds tore through the country.

Chessington World of Adventures, Legoland in Windsor and London Eye will be closed until the weekend after a rare red warning “danger to life” has been issued.

Typhoon Eunice caused chaos that lasted half a year as the main attractions closed

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Typhoon Eunice caused chaos that lasted half a year as the main attractions closedCredit: Getty
Chessington will close tomorrow when 100mph gales howl in

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Chessington will close tomorrow when 100mph gales howl inCredit: Chessington World of Adventures

West Midlands Safari Park, Salisbury Cathedral, Longleat, Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire and the National Massacre Center in Nottinghamshire will also be closed for the day.

A statement released today by Legoland reads: “Do weather warnings issued by the Met Office we have made the difficult decision to close the resort tomorrow.

“If you’re visiting, we’ll contact you to discuss rebooking. We apologize for the disappointment and look forward to welcoming you back soon!”

Kew Gardens, which will also remain closed, said: “We apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

Longleat said it was “regrettable” that it made the “difficult decision to close the park”. Anyone who visited on Friday will receive a full refund within two weeks.

The storm caused chaos in the half term for bored families who will be forced to stay at home as dangerous girls are holding.


As England prepares for Storm Eunice…


Red and amber wind warning A yellow snow warning has been issued across parts of the country, while a yellow snow warning is in place for Scotland and northern England.

It is feared that the storm will be the worst in more than 30 years.

Forecasters say gales could be stronger than those recorded on Burns Night in 1990, when wind speeds reached 107mph.

In Bristol and Wales, possibly two of the hardest hit areas, Schools have been forced to close tomorrow for fear that students and teachers may be in danger.

All trains in Wales have also been cancelled.

And Britons across the country have been warned not to travel after Storm Dudley took his life last night.

A man in his sixties, plunged about 12 feet after falling from a truck.

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It is believed he was trying to unload heavy cargo in high winds when he lost his balance.

Emergency services were called to the industrial incident in Marston Green, near Solihull, West Mids, at 9pm.

Cyclone Eunice has now been declared by Avon and Somerset a major incident of “potentially severe disruption” to the area.

Met Office forecaster Becky Mitchell said: “Given the gusts we’re forecasting at the moment, we’ve only seen a handful of storms over the past 30 years deliver similar gusts.

“It’s likely to stay up there as a pretty remarkable storm.”

Meteorologists have now issued the highest warning level for the storm, warning of a possible “danger to life”.

A red weather warning covers the Devon and Cornwall coastlines as well as the south Wales coast.

It will go into effect from 7 a.m. Friday.

Meteorologists say high winds will topple trees, topple roofs of buildings and topple power lines.

The London Eye will be closed during the storm

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The London Eye will be closed during the stormCredits: Visit London
Longleat will also close

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Longleat will also closeCredit: Alamy
Forecasters say it could be the strongest storm in more than 30 years

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Forecasters say it could be the strongest storm in more than 30 yearsCredit: Tom Bowles / Story Picture Agency

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Bobby Allyn

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