A storm predicted to be the worst in years is set to make landfall in the United Kingdom on Sunday.
The Associated Press has reported that the storm, named St. Jude, will bring heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to the country. Many are expecting flooding and severe travel disruptions. Winds are predicted to reach up to 80mph, which could lead to structural damage and power cuts.
Prime Minister David Cameron has advised government agencies to ensure that contingency plans are made for schools, transportation, and power supplies during the storm. Airports and rail networks are already preparing for the worst, with Heathrow advising travellers that many flights could be canceled and and some train schedules have already been altered in anticipation of the storm.
St. Jude is expected to be most destructive in southern England and Wales and will move out over the North Sea by midday on Monday. The UK Environment Agency has already began preemptive preparations for flooding, clearing debris from streams and unblocking culverts. People have been warned to stay away from seafronts and drivers have been advised give a wide berth to trailers, motorbikes, and cyclists should there be sudden gusts of winds on the roadways.
The Guardian newspaper has provided a list of travel warnings for UK residents, including what they can expect on their Monday morning commute.