Storm Ciarán: England and Channel Islands prepare for disruption
England is preparing for the arrival of Storm Ciarán, with people protecting their homes and businesses.
Roads have been closed and ferries cancelled as the storm heads our way.
The Met Office has issued yellow and amber warnings for wind and rain across the UK.
Gusts of up to 80mph could cause travel disruption, damage to buildings and flying debris.
There are also flood warnings in place.
It comes less than two weeks after Storm Babet wreaked havoc across the UK.
- Storm Ciarán conditions on the Channel Islands are predicted to be the worst in more than 36 years. Main coastal roads on Jersey will be closed later and schools and the airport shut down on Thursday
- People in Jersey and Guernsey have also been asked not to stockpile goods after supermarket shelves were stripped
- Two hundred one-tonne bags of sand have been put at the top of slipways along the south coast of Jersey
- Alerts for the Essex coast have been upgraded to amber from 06:00 GMT to 20:00 on Thursday
- Southern Railway has urged commuters to work from home, warning it would be unlikely to provide rail replacement transport
- Some ferry services between Newhaven and Dieppe have been cancelled
- In Exmouth, a cracked seawall is getting extra protection with temporary barriers
- Residents in Swindon have been handed more than 200 sandbags while council teams clear gullies and drains