STORM Aileen will close Yorkshire Museum Gardens tomorrow morning.

York Museums Trust, who runs the botanic park, has announced it will not open as usual.

The Trust tweeted: “Due to high winds forecast overnight, York Museum Gardens will remain closed in the morning until all safety checks have been completed.”

The Met Office has issued an amber warning of high winds up to 75 mph between midnight and 6am tomorrow, and a yellow warning for heavy rain for North Yorkshire from 5pm until 8am tomorrow.

Both wind and rain warnings were made as Aileen, this autumn’s first major storm, approaches.