The Met Office said gusts of wind hit 93.15mph at Needles Old Battery on the Isle of Wight at 2am:
Current maximum wind gust recorded at 0200 is 93.15mph at Needles Old Battery - Isle of Wight
St. Jude was brewing over the Atlantic for days before hitting our shores, and she seems to be gathering strength.
Energy companies across the Anglia region are drafting in extra staff to deal with any power cuts caused by Monday's storm.
Met Office advice on what to do in severe windy conditions like those being forecast from the early hours of Monday.