Storm Doris has hit Essex today, bringing strong winds and heavy rain.
A number of Amber and Yellow National Severe Weather Warning warnings are in place across the UK for snow, rain, wind and ice.
A wind gust of 94 mph was recorded at Capel Curig in Gywnedd, North Wales at 9am this morning and a gust of 82 mph at Needles Old Battery on the Isle of Wight. By 10am this morning Aboyne in Aberdeenshire had seen 5cm of snow and Tullock Bridge in Inverness-shire 4cm, with reports of larger amounts on higher ground.
Essex Police have issued warnings of fallen trees across the county due to Storm Doris.
Alex Clarke, Traffic Controller Centre Operator for Ringway Jacobs said: “Due to Storm Doris there have been a number of fallen trees and debris reported in the Essex Area. Expected to cause congestion throughout road networks until the storm has subsided.
RAC Traffic Watch spokesman Rod Dennis said: “Motorists are advised to take extra care as Storm Doris impacts the UK, be prepared to reduce your speed, allow plenty of room between your car and the vehicle in front and be wary of aquaplaning where water accumulates on the road.
“Be mindful that there will be strong gusts of wind, so ensure you have a good grip of the steering wheel and take extra care when overtaking high-sided vehicles and passing motorcyclists and cyclists who are susceptible to be buffeted and blown off course the wind.”