Storm Babet news LIVE: Floods spark chaos as Met Office issues red weather warning with schools across UK closed and ‘unprecedented’ weather heading for Scotland

Flood barrier installed on bridge in Perth

A flood barrier has also been installed on Queens Bridge in Peth as heavy rain and strong winds begin to hit the city which is covered by an amber weather warning:

Flood barrier is installed on Queens Bridge, Peth as heavy rain and wind hits the city which is covered by an Amber Weather Warning as Storm Babet hits the east coast of the UK. October 19 2023
Flood barrier is installed on Queens Bridge, Peth as heavy rain and wind hits the city which is covered by an Amber Weather Warning as Storm Babet hits the east coast of the UK. October 19 2023
Flood barrier is installed on Queens Bridge, Peth as heavy rain and wind hits the city which is covered by an Amber Weather Warning as Storm Babet hits the east coast of the UK. October 19 2023

Floodgates in Aberdeenshire are closed

Floodgates at Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire have been closed ahead of Storm Babet hitting the area, which is one of those affected by the red warning from 6pm today:

Huge oak tree falls next to railway line

Network Rail Scotland has revealed a huge oak tree has been broken by the wind, near the Tay Bridge at the A92. The railway in this area is closed today:

How Storm Babet will now last for 82 hours

The yellow warning for rain in Scotland has now been extended to run from 6am tomorrow until 11.59pm on Saturday.

This will cover the Grampian; Highlands & Eilean Siar; and Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders regions.

This means that under the weather warnings, Storm Babet is due to last for a total of nearly 82 hours – from 2pm yesterday until 11.59pm on Saturday.

Breaking: Storm Babet end time is extended

The Met Office has just updated its weather warnings to state that Storm Babet will now cause impacts until 11.59pm on Saturday.

Previously, the warnings were due to finish at 12pm on Saturday.

Ominous skies at Bridgend this morning

Clouds gather at Porthcawl near Bridgend in Wales this morning as the UK braces for heavy wind and rain from Storm Babet:

Clouds gather at Porthcawl, near Bridgend in Wales. The UK is bracing for heavy wind and rain from Storm Babet, the second named storm of the season. A rare red weather warning stating there is a "risk to life" has been issued for parts of Scotland as the storm is expected to batter the UK on Thursday. Picture date: Thursday October 19, 2023. PA Photo. The red warning states there is "danger to life from fast flowing or deep floodwater" in Aberdeenshire and Angus, with extensive flooding and road closures also expected. This is the first red warning for rain issued in the UK since Storm Dennis in February 2020. See PA story WEATHER Babet. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Storm Babet arrives in Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen lecturer Andrew Whitehouse has posted this video of the storm arriving in the Granite City this morning ahead of conditions deteriorating:

Warning over bus disruption in Scotland

Stagecoach has warned bus passengers of disruption in eastern Scotland today.

It said the X7 route from Aberdeen to Perth will be impacted by the closure of Lower Northwater Bridge in Aberdeenshire, with services diverted from Montrose to Marykirk, A90 and B967. St Cyrus and Johnshaven will not be served:

Nearly four inches of rain falls in 48 hours

The most rain recorded in the British Isles over the past 48 hours has been at Roche’s Point in Cork which saw 93mm (3.7in), 74mm (2.9in) of which was in the past 24 hours.

Dan Harris, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, has the details:

The party carries on despite Storm Babet!

The severe weather brought by Storm Babet will likely lead many people to stay at home, but it couldn’t dampen the spirits of students in Nottingham last night.

They were seen going out in fancy dress despite the cold and rain – and plastic bags became the unexpected fashion accessory of the night, with several revellers opting to wear them on their heads to shield themselves from the elements:

©AshleyKirk. 18/10/23. Nottingham, UK. Nottingham Trent Student Revellers Shine Through Storm Babet: Unconventional Fashion, Plastic Bag Chic, and Speedos Steal the Show! Storm Babet's wrath couldn't dampen the spirits of Nottingham Trent University students during a severe yellow weather warning. In a spectacular display of resilience and creativity, these young revellers went all out, sporting an array of wild and wacky costumes.While some students embraced the elements with fancy dress that defied logic, a brave few opted for a minimalist approach, showcasing their commitment to fun and fearlessness. Among this daring bunch, a handful of party-goers rocked the classic speedo look, raising eyebrows and temperatures despite the cold and rain.But the creativity didn't stop at costumes. As the heavens unleashed their watery fury, some students turned to unconventional methods of staying dry. Plastic bags became the unexpected fashion accessory of the night, with several revelers optin
©AshleyKirk. 18/10/23. Nottingham, UK. Nottingham Trent Student Revellers Shine Through Storm Babet: Unconventional Fashion, Plastic Bag Chic, and Speedos Steal the Show! Storm Babet's wrath couldn't dampen the spirits of Nottingham Trent University students during a severe yellow weather warning. In a spectacular display of resilience and creativity, these young revellers went all out, sporting an array of wild and wacky costumes.While some students embraced the elements with fancy dress that defied logic, a brave few opted for a minimalist approach, showcasing their commitment to fun and fearlessness. Among this daring bunch, a handful of party-goers rocked the classic speedo look, raising eyebrows and temperatures despite the cold and rain.But the creativity didn't stop at costumes. As the heavens unleashed their watery fury, some students turned to unconventional methods of staying dry. Plastic bags became the unexpected fashion accessory of the night, with several revelers optin
©AshleyKirk. 18/10/23. Nottingham, UK. Nottingham Trent Student Revellers Shine Through Storm Babet: Unconventional Fashion, Plastic Bag Chic, and Speedos Steal the Show! Storm Babet's wrath couldn't dampen the spirits of Nottingham Trent University students during a severe yellow weather warning. In a spectacular display of resilience and creativity, these young revellers went all out, sporting an array of wild and wacky costumes.While some students embraced the elements with fancy dress that defied logic, a brave few opted for a minimalist approach, showcasing their commitment to fun and fearlessness. Among this daring bunch, a handful of party-goers rocked the classic speedo look, raising eyebrows and temperatures despite the cold and rain.But the creativity didn't stop at costumes. As the heavens unleashed their watery fury, some students turned to unconventional methods of staying dry. Plastic bags became the unexpected fashion accessory of the night, with several revelers optin

Balmoral castle and estate are closed

The Royal Family’s Balmoral castle and estate has been closed to the public today and tomorrow due to the weather in Aberdeenshire:

Cairngorm Mountain closes all facilities today

All facilities at Cairngorm Mountain have been closed today due to the storm:

Damage to watersports firm filmed in video

We reported yesterday on a watersports business based in Torquay, Devon, which was decimated after being swept away by Storm Babet.

Two shipping containers belonging to Soak Lifestyle – one which was full of paddleboards – were claimed by the sea. Here is a video of the damage:

Video shows waves crashing into Seaham

We’ve already brought you pictures of huge waves crashing into Seaham in County Durham this morning. Now, watch a dramatic video filmed at the same location:

In politics today, the Tories are braced for a battering as voters head for the polls in two crucial by-elections in Mid Bedfordshire and Tamworth.

The areas are expected to be spared the worst effects of Storm Babet, but conditions are still likely to be grim – raising the possibility that turnout could be supressed.

Read the full story from MailOnline’s political editor James Tapsfield:

Aberdeen FC closes club shop and ticket office

Aberdeen FC has confirmed its club shop and ticket office will be closed today due to the storm:

Storm Babet is set to batter Britain today after the Met Office issued an extremely rare ‘danger to life’ warning with 70mph gale force winds and over a month’s worth of rain expected. Here is the full story on MailOnline:

Avoid coastal areas, council tells residents

North Tyneside Council has warned people to avoid coastal areas, with the severe weather likely to cause sea spray and overtopping waves:

Waves smash into South Shields Pier

Huge waves crash onto South Shields Pier in the North East this morning at sunrise:

Waves crash onto South Shields pier in the North East this morning at sunrise, with stormy conditions from storm Babet - 19/10/23. Please credit: Ian Sproat/pictureexclusive.comStandard reproduction rates apply, contact Paul Jacobs, Picture Exclusive to arrange payment - 07923 866166, pictureexclusive@gmail.com
Waves crash onto South Shields pier in the North East this morning at sunrise, with stormy conditions from storm Babet - 19/10/23. Please credit: Ian Sproat/pictureexclusive.comStandard reproduction rates apply, contact Paul Jacobs, Picture Exclusive to arrange payment - 07923 866166, pictureexclusive@gmail.com

Waves reach base of sea wall in Norfolk

Waves are starting to build at Walcott on the Norfolk coast this morning as they reach the base of the sea wall, as shown in this video:

Boat rocks on the River Tyne in high winds

Storm Babet is bringing strong winds to Britain, with this boat seen rocking on the River Tyne this morning:

Who is Babet and what’s behind the name?

Storm Babet was a name selected by the Dutch weather agency KMNI.

KMNI told MailOnline that it had asked visitors at an open day in October last year for suggestions for storm names. A visitor called Babet entered her own name, saying it was ‘because I was born during a storm’.

M25 travel updates during Storm Babet

There have been two separate incidents causing delays on the M25 around London this morning – one near Clacton Lane Services and the other near Waltham Abbey. It is not yet clear whether the storm has had an impact on either incident.

Latest Met Office weather warning maps

These are the latest Met Office weather warning maps – with a mixture of yellow, amber and red alerts in place across Britain from today until Saturday.

Heavy rain hits Perth as storm sweeps in

Heavy rain and wind is hitting Perth in Scotland today, which is one of the areas covered by an amber weather warning as Storm Babet hits:

Heavy rain and wind hits Perth which is covered by an Amber Weather Warning as Storm Babet hits the east coast of the UK. October 19 2023. See SWNS story SWNAstorm
Heavy rain and wind hits Perth which is covered by an Amber Weather Warning as Storm Babet hits the east coast of the UK. October 19 2023. See SWNS story SWNAstorm

Tree blocks EMR trains in Lincolnshire

East Midlands Railway (EMR) says a tree has blocked the railway between Barton-On-Humber and Grimsby Town stations in Lincolnshire. Buses are set to run:

Stormy conditions on London Bridge today

Commuters crossing London Bridge this morning are also enduring wet and windy conditions as Storm Babet has an impact on the weather across the UK:

* Nick Edwards live send form camera please contact if more information is needed*19/10/23People in the rain around London Bridge bad weather is expected across the country today as storm babet hits the uk weather warnings are in place
* Nick Edwards live send form camera please contact if more information is needed*19/10/23People in the rain around London Bridge bad weather is expected across the country today as storm babet hits the uk weather warnings are in place

Scotland gets third of annual rainfall in a day

Laura Tobin, the weather presenter on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, has pointed out that parts of Scotland could see one third of their annual rainfall in one day today:

Wet and windy start for Londoners today

While the rain warning for London does not come into place until 6am tomorrow, conditions were blustery this morning – with windswept commuters seen crossing Waterloo Bridge today:

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 19/10/2023. London, UK. Windswept commuters cross Waterloo Bridge, London this morning as Storm Babet continues to batter the UK. Weather forecasters have issued more weather warnings for the autumn storm which has caused flooding and travel chaos throughout England. Photo credit: Alex Lentati/LNP

Full list of school closures due to Storm Babet

Angus Council has announced all schools and early years centres will close at lunchtime today due to Storm Babet. Schools will remain closed tomorrow.

In addition, these schools will be shut all day today:

  • Colliston Primary School
  • Cortachy Primary School
  • Isla Primary School
  • Stracathro Primary School
  • Strathmartine Primary School
  • Tealing Primary School

Aberdeenshire Council has also revealed these schools will be closed today:

  • Bervie School
  • Bervie School
  • Crombie School
  • Kellands School
  • Meldrum School
  • Mill O’ Forest School
  • Newtonhill School
  • Uryside School

Storm destroys man’s umbrella in London

A commuter’s umbrella was completely obliterated by the strong winds on Waterloo Bridge in London this morning as Storm Babet sweeps in:

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 19/10/2023. London, UK. A commuter get his umbrella completely obliterated by the strong winds on Waterloo Bridge, London this morning as Storm Babet continues to batter the UK. Weather forecasters have issued more weather warnings for the autumn storm which has caused flooding and travel chaos throughout England. Photo credit: Alex Lentati/LNP
© Licensed to London News Pictures. 19/10/2023. London, UK. A commuter get his umbrella completely obliterated by the strong winds on Waterloo Bridge, London this morning as Storm Babet continues to batter the UK. Weather forecasters have issued more weather warnings for the autumn storm which has caused flooding and travel chaos throughout England. Photo credit: Alex Lentati/LNP
© Licensed to London News Pictures. 19/10/2023. London, UK. A commuter get his umbrella completely obliterated by the strong winds on Waterloo Bridge, London this morning as Storm Babet continues to batter the UK. Weather forecasters have issued more weather warnings for the autumn storm which has caused flooding and travel chaos throughout England. Photo credit: Alex Lentati/LNP

Which parts of Ireland have faced flooding?

Flooding has been reported in Midleton, Whitegate, Rathcormac, Glandore, Ringaskiddy, Carrigaline, Raffeen, Halfway and Casteltownbere in County Cork.

In County Waterford, there was flooding in Dungarvan, Tallow and Clashmore.

Clean-up operation in Ireland after flooding

A major clean-up operation is under way in Counties Cork and Waterford today after flooding swamped several towns and villages in Ireland during Storm Babet.

Some areas are still underwater this morning, with members of the Irish Defence Forces deployed as part of the response to the floods.

The army and civil defence units supported evacuation measures in the town of Midleton in Co Cork, where more than 100 properties were flooded. Businesses, including a supermarket, were damaged by the rapidly rising water levels.

While the floods have since receded, almost 500 electricity customers in Midleton remained without power this morning, with network engineers from ESB working to restore supply. Here are some pictures of the flooding in the town:

Screengrab taken with permission from video by @realLiamMac of a flooded street in Midleton, Co Cork. Flooding has caused damage and disruption in some parts of Ireland as Storm Babet hit, with the Defence Forces deployed in the south of the country. Roads and several properties were swamped in certain areas, with Cork city and surrounding county among the places worst affected. Issue date: Wednesday October 18, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story WEATHER BabetIreland. Photo credit should read: @realLiamMac/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Screengrab taken with permission from video by @realLiamMac of a flooded street in Midleton, Co Cork. Flooding has caused damage and disruption in some parts of Ireland as Storm Babet hit, with the Defence Forces deployed in the south of the country. Roads and several properties were swamped in certain areas, with Cork city and surrounding county among the places worst affected. Issue date: Wednesday October 18, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story WEATHER BabetIreland. Photo credit should read: @realLiamMac/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo used with permission of Damien Rytel showing flooding in Midleton, Co Cork caused by Storm Babet. The army and civil defence units supported evacuation measures in Midleton where more than 100 properties were flooded. Issue date: Wednesday October 18, 2023. PA Photo. Cork County Council said more than a month's worth of rain had fallen in the space of 24 hours, leading to unprecedented flooding, saturated land and high river levels across the county. See PA story WEATHER BabetIreland. Photo credit should read: Damien Rytel/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Handout photo used with permission of Damien Rytel showing flooding in Midleton, Co Cork caused by Storm Babet. The army and civil defence units supported evacuation measures in Midleton where more than 100 properties were flooded. Issue date: Wednesday October 18, 2023. PA Photo. Cork County Council said more than a month's worth of rain had fallen in the space of 24 hours, leading to unprecedented flooding, saturated land and high river levels across the county. See PA story WEATHER BabetIreland. Photo credit should read: Damien Rytel/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

ScotRail disruption today due to ‘slippery rails’

National Rail has just revealed that ‘slippery rails’ between Renton and Alexandria in Scotland mean trains currently cannot run between Dalreoch and Balloch:

Scottish Daily Mail – ‘Braced for Babet’

Here is the Scottish Daily Mail’s coverage of Storm Babet on page two of today’s newspaper, which warns that thousands of Scots face a ‘risk to life’:

Mudeford Quay is also hit by big waves

The south coast of England has also experienced severe weather over the past 24 hours, with big waves crashing into Mudeford Quay in Dorset today:

BNPS.co.uk (01202) 558833. Pic: BNPS Storm Babet input - More strong winds and heavy rain expected today. People dodge the sea spray as big waves were seen crashing into the coast at Mudeford Quay in Dorset

Huge waves strike North East England coast

This stunning photograph shows Storm Babet battering the North East coast of England this morning as huge waves strike Seaham lighthouse in County Durham:

Thursday 19th October 2023 - Seaham, County Durham, UK - Storm Babet batters the North East Coast of England this morning as waves as big as 20ft are pictured battering Seaham light house in County Durham**STANDARD USAGE FEES APPLY**

How unusual is a Met Office red warning?

The Met Office has activated a rare red warning for rain in eastern Scotland.

Such a warning is issued when dangerous weather is forecast and it is ‘very likely there will be a risk to life’. People are told to avoid travelling where possible.

The last red warning anywhere in the UK for rain was in February 2022 for Storm Eunice, which was the most damaging storm to hit England and Wales since 2014.

But today’s is the first red warning for rain in Scotland since Storm Desmond in 2015, when more than 100 homes were evacuated in Hawick, Roxburghshire.

Other red warnings were issued for Storm Arwen on north-eastern coasts in November 2021 and Storm Dennis in South Wales in February 2020.

There was also a red warning for extreme heat last year when a heatwave saw temperatures reach unprecedented levels, passing 40C for the first time on July 19.

Storm Babet was named by the Met Office on Monday and is the second named storm of the season.

The first storm to be given a name was Abigail back in 2015. Click below for MailOnline’s explainer on everything you need to know about Britain’s storm titles:

What is a Met Office red weather warning?

The Met Office lists the hazards of a red warning as ‘danger to life from fast flowing or deep floodwater’, ‘extensive flooding to homes and businesses’, ‘collapsed or damaged buildings’ and ‘road closures and bus and train service delays and cancellations’.

Here is the full list of what it says people should expect:

  • Danger to life from fast flowing or deep floodwater
  • Extensive flooding to homes and businesses
  • Collapsed or damaged buildings or structures
  • Road closures and bus and train service delays and cancellations
  • Dangerous driving conditions because of spray and flooded roads
  • Loss of power and other essential services, such as gas, water and mobile phone service
  • Communities completely cut off, perhaps for several days

‘Unprecedented levels of rain’ for Scotland

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has warned of ‘unprecedented levels of rain’ due to Storm Babet – with up to 10in (250mm) set to fall.

It has six flood warnings in place as of 8am today, along with 14 flood alerts:

Angus schools will shut at lunchtime today

Angus Council said schools will close at lunchtime today and remain shut tomorrow to ‘ensure the safety of children, young people, parents, and school staff’.

Here is a video statement from the council’s Facebook page, issued yesterday:

Flooding in rural Oxfordshire this morning

Flooded is also beginnning to have an impact on country lanes in Oxfordshire today, as this photograph in Dunsden taken by Geoffrey Swaine this morning shows:

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geoffrey Swaine/Shutterstock (14156706d) Flooded country lanes after a night of rain on a dark morning in the countryside. Seasonal weather, Dunsden, Oxfordshire, UK - 19 Oct 2023

Two months’ worth of rain could fall

These Met Office maps show just how much rain could fall in the wettest parts of eastern Scotland over the next few days:

‘Apocalyptic’ flooding with residents stranded

Liam Quaide, independent councillor for East Cork, said the scenes of flooding on Mill Street and Main Street in the town of Midleton were ‘apocalyptic’.

Mr Quaide said: ‘My wife and I were bringing our daughter home from Cork University Hospital today and we got stranded for several hours with many other local residents on the outskirts of town as both roads home were off limits. We tried a couple of perilous detours and had to turn back.

‘The scenes of devastation in Midleton today were an ominous sign of what is ahead of us as a nation if we don’t double down on climate mitigation and adaptation.

‘I’d like to commend the heroic work of Cork County Council staff, the Fire Service and Civil Defence Forces who worked around the clock evacuating and providing assistance to many people in distress.’

Screengrab taken with permission from video by @realLiamMac of a flooded street in Midleton, Co Cork. Flooding has caused damage and disruption in some parts of Ireland as Storm Babet hit, with the Defence Forces deployed in the south of the country. Roads and several properties were swamped in certain areas, with Cork city and surrounding county among the places worst affected. Issue date: Wednesday October 18, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story WEATHER BabetIreland. Photo credit should read: @realLiamMac/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Supermarket destroyed by flooding

Cork County Council said more than a month’s worth of rain had fallen in the space of 24 hours, leading to unprecedented flooding, saturated land and high river levels.

This video shows a supermarket damaged by severe flooding in Midleton:

Met Office map of wind and rain this morning

The Met Office has warned of ‘very strong easterly winds’ in Scotland this morning with damaging gusts and persistent heavy rain due to Storm Babet:

‘Reduce speed and drive with extra caution’

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on roads in Northern Ireland today – the first area of the UK to come under a weather warning for Storm Babet, which began at 2pm yesterday:

Chaos in Cork as flooding hits 100 properties

Over in the Republic of Ireland, members of the Irish Defence Forces have been deployed to a town in the south of the country to deal with extensive flooding due to Storm Babet.

The army and civil defence units supported evacuation measures in the town of Midleton, Co Cork, where more than 100 properties were flooded.

A number of businesses, including a prominent supermarket, were damaged by severe flooding.

Cork County Council said more than a month’s worth of rain had fallen in the space of 24 hours, leading to unprecedented flooding, saturated land and high river levels across the county.

Handout photo used with permission of Damien Rytel showing flooding in Midleton, Co Cork caused by Storm Babet. The army and civil defence units supported evacuation measures in Midleton where more than 100 properties were flooded. Issue date: Wednesday October 18, 2023. PA Photo. Cork County Council said more than a month's worth of rain had fallen in the space of 24 hours, leading to unprecedented flooding, saturated land and high river levels across the county. See PA story WEATHER BabetIreland. Photo credit should read: Damien Rytel/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Aviation enthusiasts watch planes land in storm

The stormy weather could lead to some bumpy landings for those taking flights today, with aviation enthusiast Simon Lowe currently at Manchester Airport watching the planes come in and broadcasting it live on YouTube:

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UK weather forecast for Babet wind and rain

The Met Office has issued these colourful maps showing which areas will see the most rain and wind over the next few days as Storm Babet sweeps into Britain:

Warning over Gatwick Express and Thameslink

National Rail has also warned Storm Babet is ‘likely to impact Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink services’ until the end of tomorrow.

It said the severe weather is ‘expected to make contact with a large part of the Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink network’.

Routes in more exposed coastal locations are most likely to be impacted.

Major disruption to CrossCountry rail services

Storm Babet is having a major impact on CrossCountry, which runs trains between Aberdeen and Penzance. Severe weather between Exeter St Davids and Paignton / Plymouth means CrossCountry service will not run between these stations.

The operator has listed the following service amendments for today:

  • 06:10 Derby – Plymouth terminates at Exeter St Davids at 09:45
  • 06:12 Leeds – Plymouth terminates at Bristol Temple Meads at 09:35
  • 06:20 Plymouth – Edinburgh will start from Bristol TM at 08:35
  • 06:28 Penzance – Edinburgh will start from Bristol TM 10.35
  • 06:40 Bristol TM – Plymouth terminates at Exeter St Davids at 07:37
  • 07:27 Plymouth – Edinburgh will start from Exeter St Davids 08:27
  • 08:03 Manchester Piccadilly – Paignton will terminate at Bristol TM at 11:00
  • 08:12 Bristol TM – Paignton will not run
  • 08:37 Penzance – Edinburgh will start from Bristol TM 12:35
  • 09.27 Plymouth – Edinburgh will start from Exeter St Davids at 10:27
  • 10:14 Paignton – Manchester Piccadilly will start from Bristol TM at 12:00
  • 13:00 Bristol TM – Manchester Pic will start from Birmingham NS at 14:30
  • 14:03 Manchester Piccadilly – Paignton terminates at Bristol TM
  • 14:38 Paignton – Manchester Piccadilly will start from Bristol TM at 17:00
  • 20:19 Paignton – Manchester Piccadilly will start from Exeter St D at 20:56

There will be four additional services running as follows today:

  • 08:02 Newton Abbot – Plymouth
  • 10:09 Newton Abbot – Plymouth
  • 07:27 Plymouth – Newton Abbot
  • 09:27 Plymouth – Newton Abbot

Forecast update from ITV’s Laura Tobin

Laura Tobin has just given an update on Storm Babet on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, explaining the amount of rainfall on the way and the flooding risk:

Caledonian Sleeper cancels Highland services

Caledonian Sleeper services tonight between Aberdeen, Fort William, Inverness and London Euston – in both directions – have been cancelled. Services between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Euston are expected to be running as scheduled.

Tomorrow night’s services between Aberdeen / Fort William / Inverness and London Euston (in both directions) are being ‘monitored’, with the operator warning: ‘There is currently a high probability that they will be cancelled.’ Services between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Euston are expected to be running as scheduled tomorrow night.

Full list of rail suspensions in Scotland today

Here is a full list of services suspended in Scotland today due to Storm Babet:

  • Edinburgh – Inverness
  • Edinburgh – Aberdeen via Fife
  • Edinburgh – Perth
  • Edinburgh – Glenrothes with Thornton / Cowdenbeath
  • Glasgow Queen Street – Inverness
  • Glasgow Queen Street – Aberdeen
  • Glasgow Queen Street and Perth / Dundee
  • Dundee – Arbroath
  • Montrose – Aberdeen / Dyce / Inverurie
  • Stonehaven / Aberdeen – Inverness
  • Aberdeen – Huntly
  • Inverness – Wick

Major rail disruption in Scotland due to storm

Mass train cancellations have been imposed by ScotRail, expected to last from today until Saturday.

Trains are suspended in North and North East Scotland while the South and West will be hit by delays today.

Services have been suspended between Aberdeen and Elgin; Edinburgh and Aberdeen via Fife; and Perth and Aberdeen via Dundee.

Trains between Dunblane and Perth will be put on hold; as well as Perth and Aviemore; and Tain and Wick / Thurso; and all Fife Circle services will be suspended, impacting services between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen / Inverness; and between Edinburgh Waverley and Aberdeen / Inverness.

Up to a foot of rain could be dumped on Scotland in just 24 hours with the potential to cause life-threatening floods and strong winds as Storm Babet inches up Britain.

A near-record amount of precipitation is predicted to fall on areas of Perthshire and Aberdeenshire today and tomorrow as the low pressure system crawls its way north.

Read the full story on MailOnline by clicking below:

What are the UK weather warnings this week?

Here are all of the Met Office weather warnings now in place for Storm Babet:

  • Now until 10am today: Yellow rain warning for all of Northern Ireland
  • Now until 12pm tomorrow: Yellow wind warning for northern Scotland
  • Now until 6am Saturday: Yellow rain warning for most of Scotland
  • 10am today until 6pm today: Amber wind warning for eastern Scotland
  • 6pm today until 6am Saturday: Yellow rain warning for northern England
  • 6pm today until 9am tomorrow: Amber rain warning for North East Scotland
  • 6pm today until 12pm tomorrow: Red rain warning for eastern Scotland
  • 6am tomorrow until 8pm tomorrow: Yellow rain warning for South East
  • 12pm tomorrow until 12pm Saturday: Yellow wind warning for eastern Britain

UK weather forecast for today

This Met Office map shows how heavy rain and strong winds are affecting Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England this morning:

Met Office map reveals red warning area

Here is a map from the Met Office showing where the red warning is in place today:

Yellow weather warnings in place elsewhere

Away from North East Scotland where a red warning is in place, other large swathes of the rest of the country will also see strong winds and heavy rain today.

Yellow severe weather warnings have been issued until Saturday, covering already-saturated parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and northern and eastern England.

Storm Babet, a complex area of low pressure which developed to the west of the Iberian peninsula, was named by the Met Office on Monday morning.

Here is a picture of huge waves hitting Teignmouth in Devon yesterday:

BNPS.co.uk (01202) 558833. Pic: RobHughes/BNPS Storm Babet hits Teignmouth South Devon. Huge waves waves were seen crashing into the coast this afternoon (Wednesday)

‘Extremely dangerous weather’ is coming

The Met Office has warned of ‘extremely dangerous weather’ on the way today.

Forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: ‘We’re going to see prolonged heavy rain, where we could see 200mm (8in) to 250mm (10in) of rain falling within a day which is well over a month’s worth of rainfall for eastern parts of Scotland.

‘We’re likely to see flooding, power disruption, travel disruption, there is a risk to life as well.

‘There’s also an amber wind warning out for eastern parts of Scotland, where we could see gusts of 60mph to 70mph, just adding to the extremely dangerous weather coming for parts of Scotland.’

Welcome to MailOnline’s liveblog

Good morning and welcome to MailOnline’s liveblog as the UK braces for impact from Storm Babet.

A rare red weather warning is in place amid concerns over prolonged heavy rain with up to 10in (250mm) set to fall and the country facing 70mph gusts.

Follow MailOnline’s liveblog throughout today for all the latest updates.

Key Updates

  • UK weather forecast for Babet wind and rain
  • Major disruption to CrossCountry rail services
  • Full list of rail suspensions in Scotland today
  • What are the UK weather warnings this week?
  • Met Office map reveals red warning area

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