Storm Katie’s 168kph winds bring chaos to UK, flights & trains cancelled

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Storm Katie continues to cause damage and travel disruption across England and Wales as she batters the region with gusts of up to 168kph (105mph).

A number of flights due to arrive in London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports today have been cancelled while other flights were diverted.  

Airport officials are also advising passengers to take extra time to get to the airport due to road disruptions in the area.

A number of roads and bridges have been closed to traffic, according to Highways England.

Train services have also been disrupted with delays and amended routes in Southern England.

An amber wind warning has been issued by the Met Office for London and south-east England, with a yellow alert in place for the east and south west, along with south Wales.

The highest gusts so far in Storm Katie have been recorded at the Needles off the Isle of Wight, with winds there reaching 105mph.

Although 26 flood warnings and 141 flood alerts remain in place by the Environmental Agency, meteorologists say winds are easing and clearing east.

Meanwhile, UK Power Networks are working to restore power to parts of the South East network.

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