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Storms could cause travel chaos across UK

Poor conditions could cause widespread problems on rail and road networks. Credit: PA Wire

Storms could bring travel chaos to the UK this week, forecasters have warned.

The Met Office have said heavy rain and strong winds of up to 80 mph could cause widespread problems on rail and road networks disrupting day-to-day activities.

Southeastern warned rail passengers that the conditions could lead to floods, landslips and falling trees, while a 40 mph speed limit has been imposed across part of the network from 11pm tonight until tomorrow evening.

Network Rail said speed restrictions are in place on the coastal route between Havant, Hampshire, and Hastings, East Sussex, and it is likely that further restrictions will be put in place on the route between Waterloo and the south coast.

Visit the Met Office and Network Rail websites for further information

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