The St Jude storm hit the West Country overnight with winds as high as 75 mph.
ITV West Country weather presenter, Alex Beresford on how to prepare for the storms
ITV1 is hosting its charity programme Text Santa tonight. It supports national charities which help people in the West Country region.
The M4 Second Severn Crossing has reopened after being closed due to high winds. The M48 Severn Bridge remains closed.
The M4 Second Severn Crossing and the M48 Severn Bridge are both closed due to high winds
More than 7,000 properties in the Bristol and Bath area have reportedly been left without power as a severe storm battered England and Wales overnight.
Widespread flooding hit southern parts of the country as rain and winds of almost 100mph arrived from the southwest.
Trees have been brought down by high winds, damaging properties and power cables, while a number of roads are impassable due to floodwater.
Train services to and from the West are expected to be badly hit because of the storm and damaging gales.
- Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington (Expected delay of 55 mins)
- Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington (Expected delay of 38 mins)
- Taunton (via Newbury) to London Paddington (Expected delay of 70 mins)
Full details here
First Great Western say there will be a requirement to run trains at reduced speeds for all or part of the journey and some routes will have a reduced train service.
We're expecting details from First on service alterations by 2200. We will post on this website as soon as we have them.
M48 suspension bridge (Severn crossing) has been closed to high-sided and other vulnerable vehicles during the day and has been closed to all traffic from 7pm on Sunday.
Authorities on both sides of the Severn have taken the decision to also close the second Severn Crossing from 3am on Monday.
All flights tonight are currently operating as normal in and out of Bristol Airport. Aer Lingus Regional has cancelled its 0800 services to Dublin tomorrow morning.
The Met Office has issued the timings of when the strongest winds will hit parts of southern Britain.
According to the Met Office, here are when areas will be affected on Monday:
- 1am to 7am: South west is thought to be most affected by winds
- 5am to 10am: South central area will be hit
- 8am to midday: South eastern parts of the UK will be hit
The Met Office says that the Bristol area is at risk from winds reaching 80mph between 2am and 6am tomorrow morning.