Parts of the UK are braced for travel disruption as Storm Doris arrives with winds of up to 90mph.
Severe weather warnings are in place across some of northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands, with snow expected in Scotland.
Flights have been cancelled at Heathrow Airport and commuters have been warned to expect road and rail delays.
An 87mph gust was recorded on the Galway coast in the Republic of Ireland as the storm headed towards the UK.
Snow is affecting parts of Scotland, where it is predicted to reach 10 to 15cm high, while in west Wales gusts of up to 72mph were recorded in the early hours.
Aer Lingus has cancelled almost all flights between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Heathrow said there was a 10% reduction in its flight schedule due to the poor weather – a total of 39 departures and 38 arrivals have been flagged as cancelled on the airport’s website.
It advised passengers to check their flight status before travelling to the airport.