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
There's been a fall of more than 12% in the number of people from our region wanting to go to University.
Devon & Cornwall Police is opening a command centre at police headquarters in Exeter this evening that will run through the night and into the morning. 2 further command centres will be set up in Truro and Plymouth.
– Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Taylor, Devon & Cornwall Police
All agencies have been meeting regularly with the view that we are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.All agencies have reviewed and, where necessary, increased their resourcing levels in anticipation of this weather event. For example, police have more than 110 extra staff working through the night, including call handlers and 58 members of the Special Constabulary.
A family of four escaped unhurt after a tree hit their house in Cornwall overnight.Two children and their parents were sleeping when the tree crashed through the roof of their house in Camborne. It happened at about 1am on Sunday.
High winds are already affecting areas of Cornwall and Devon tonight (Sun). Gusts caused an 89ft wind turbine to blow over in a field at Higher Rixdale Farm at Luton, near Teignmouth.
Firefighters have also had to dismantle a smaller turbine from the roof of a house in Ilfracombe .
Very strong winds of between force 7 and force 9, plus very large waves and swell, will make coastal conditions difficult. Please move your cars to higher ground and remain upstairs overnight.Source:Environmen
A flood warning has been issues for Lyme Regis Harbour due to weather conditions effecting the area.
Flooding is also expected for Esplanade, Quayside, Heron Court, Forty Foot Way, Driftwood, George Street, Swains Row, The Old Timberyard, Station Way, Pier Terrace and East Beach in West Bay tonight.
Very strong winds of force 7 and above, plus very large waves and swell will create difficult weather conditions between 1:00 am and 6.45 am
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
Cancellation of all Skybus flights to / from Newquay due to poor weather. Passengers advised to check with Skybus for further information.
Disruption to flights to/from Land's End Airport due to poor weather. Passengers advised to check in as normal.Skybus flights to / from Lands End are currently on hold due to the poor weather.
Brittany Ferries have cancelled sailings tomorrow and Monday between Plymouth and Roscoff because of the weather warning.
Tomorrow's sailing between Plymouth and Santander is also cancelled.
Condor Ferries have cancelled services between Weymouth and the Channel Islands tomorrow also because of the weather forecast.
The Scillonian will leave St Mary's early this afternoon (Sat) and is service has been cancelled altogether on Monday due to the expected adverse weather conditions.