The iconic London landmark has been badly damaged by the storm (Credit: Paul Sullivan)
Extreme winds were first seen ripping the iconic canopy apart at around 12pm today.
Footage shows the roof has been shredded (Credit: Paul Sullivan)
“Due to today’s adverse weather conditions, we can confirm that there has been some damage caused to the tent fabric in our roof at The O2,” said an O2 spokesperson.
“The affected areas have been cleared and The O2 will remain closed for the rest of the day. The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance, and we will continue to assess the ongoing situation and act accordingly.”
The O2 had already cancelled a performance by American hip hop group Fugees that was due to take place today.
Gusts of around 60mph have been battering the capital today and the Met Office has warned they may pose a danger to life.
It is the first time a red weather warning has been issued for London.
Locally, train operator c2c has suspended all services and advised people not to travel today.
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