Water levels around the UK could be higher than in the storm surge of 1953, but thanks to flood defences the impact is likely to be smaller.
Many coastal areas face flood warnings and high winds are causing more widespread problems, ahead of tomorrow's cold snap.
Public Health England has issued guidelines on how to prepare for potential flooding as high winds sweep the country
Nigella Lawson told Isleworth Crown Court she was "not really very good on fashion" when asked about the designer clothes worn by one of her former personal assistants.
Ms Lawson said of Francesca Grillo's outfits: "She always said they were knock-offs which I don't enormously approve of either.
"She would say 'I got this from a website' or sometimes she would say it was a sample sale."
When defence barrister Karina Arden suggested showing photographs to Ms Lawson, she said, "If they're about clothes I wouldn't bother because I'm not really very good on fashion."
Former Emmerdale actor Cy Chadwick has appeared before magistrates in Leeds this morning charged with sexually assaulting a child in the 1980s.
The 44-year-old, who played Nick Bates in the soap between 1985 and 1996, denied the charge. He was released on bail and is next due to appear at Leeds Crown Court later this month.
At the inquest into the death of nine-month-old Millie Thompson, who choked at her nursery last year, Coroner John Pollard said he would write to the chief executive of the ambulance service to ask that all vehicles have appropriate paediatric equipment on board.
He also said he would address the subject of training for call handlers related to child illnesses.
– Coroner John Pollard to Millie's parents
It is extraordinarily difficult for you to relive these horrific events and I am grateful to how you have conducted yourself.
When counsel for the nursery offered their condolences too, Mrs Thompson said: "It's OK, I don't want them."
Speaking outside Oldham Magistrates Court, the parents of nine-month-old Millie Thompson, said they plan to sue the nursery where their daughter suffered a fatal choking incident last October.
Mrs Thompson added: "Unfortunately the 999 operator was not in the room with Millie and could not see the seriousness of Millie's situation."
She criticised the quality of first aid care given to "our beloved daughter" up to the point where the paramedics attended and added the ambulance service had conceded it had wrongly graded the call.
Court hears gun used by defendants in Woolwich trial wasn't loaded & no ammunition recovered.
Both Virgin and East Coast trains will accept tickets to travel today if they are used tomorrow.
UPDATE: Anyone who chooses not to travel today or tomorrow and abandons their trip, is entitled to a full refund from point of purchase.
Tickets for today will be valid for travel tomorrow. Tickets for Friday will be valid on Saturday at a similar time of day. #ECdelay
During the inquest it the death of Millie Thompson it emerged that the 999 call handler admitted making two "fundamental" errors in responding to the report.
After terminating the call, North West Ambulance Service employee Aaliyah Ormerod said:"Jeez, stop giving me information."
Ms Ormerod conceded in a statement to the court that she wrongly graded the call and did not recognise it as an immediate life-threatening situation which meant a rapid response vehicle was not sent to the nursery.
She also admitted she should have stayed on the phone until the ambulance arrived.
The coroner said he expected her employers to take action over the end-of-call comment which he said had "added insult to injury, quite literally".
The AA has produced this graphic showing the risks associated with driving in floodwater:
Glasgow Airport is operating a normal service, although there are still some delays and cancellations. Passengers are advised to check with their airline before leaving.
@gla_airport is open and operating a normal service. However delay/cancellation still expected following this morning's bad weather.