Jet air hammersmith

It will be a largely dry day with variable cloud and sunny spells. It will feel very warm or locally hot in sheltered areas, but somewhat fresher where sea breezes form. One or two isolated showers are possible. Maximum temperature 30 °C.

A warm evening is forecast with some late sunshine. Cloud may increase overnight with mist patches, but staying dry. Feeling humid with light winds. Minimum temperature 17 °C.

Cloud will be variable with very warm or hot sunshine, but sometimes fresher near coasts. Most places will stay dry. Maximum temperature 31 °C.

I’m talking about the shut-down of a flyover in West London. To anyone who doesn’t live in the neighbourhood, this sounds like pretty small beer.

Even those fortunate outlanders who come from north of Watford or east of Epping might have reason in the coming months to question what has been happening to an innocently brutalist 50-year-old stretch of concrete that has, suddenly and without prior warning, become an everyday staple on the radio traffic bulletins.

Hammersmith Flyover, built in 1962 at a cost of £1.3 million by a construction firm that just happened to be part-owned by the Transport Minister of the time, takes the Great West Road from central London to Heathrow airport and points west.