Storm Imogen hits parts of England and south Wales

Parts of the UK are experiencing high winds and heavy rain as Storm Imogen moves in from over the North Atlantic this morning.

The Environment Agency has issued nearly 60 flood warnings, many in South West England and southern Wales. There are reports of more than 5,500 homes without power in the South West and Gloucestershire owing to the strong winds. Rail services have been disrupted and some cross-Channel ferries are cancelled.

Gusts of around 80 mph are expected throughout Monday during the height of the storm. There is a noticeable storm surge currently being observed in many locations, around 0.5 metre in some sites. In combination with the high tides, this has already been causing flooding and overtopping in some coastal locations.

For live updates on flood warnings and other information, visit the Environment Agency website available here.