LIVE: Storm Jocelyn brings chaos, serious travel disruptions issued

The UK is still being battered by strong winds and heavy rain from Storm Jocelyn, which is seriously disrupting commuter travel.

Forecasters have warned that the worst weather is yet to come. Trains have been delayed and flights have been cancelled, with the storm peaking in the early hours of Wednesday.

By 7am, the highest wind gusts, reaching up to 80 mph, are predicted. Weather warnings may consequently be extended during rush hour, according to the Met Office.

It follows the cancellation of eight flights on Tuesday night at Dublin Airport and four at Glasgow Airport.

Scotland’s train services were ceased starting at 7 p.m., and motorists were advised to reschedule their trips.

Thousands of people are suffering power outages, while flooding is affecting parts of York.

Elsewhere, a search is taking place at Porthcawl, south Wales, after a person was reported to be in the sea just before 6pm on Tuesday.

The Met Office issued an amber wind warning for Scotland’s north and west until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, and a yellow warning for Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales, and northwest England until 1 p.m.

A second yellow alert is in effect for south Wales, the Midlands, and northeast England until 3 p.m.

According to the Environment Agency, river flooding is expected in several areas of the north of England on Wednesday, affecting portions of York.

River flooding is also possible along parts of the upper River Severn in Shropshire until Friday.

The number of flood warnings – meaning flooding was expected – had reached 21 in England and 37 in Scotland.

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