Britain battles Storm Doris Thu, February 23, 2017
Storm Doris is causing disruption across the UK today
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A jack-knifed car transporter near Banknock on the M80 near Falkirk during early morning snowfall, as flights have been cancelled and commuters were warned they faced delays after Storm Doris reached nearly 90mph on its way to batter Britain
The storm is tearing across England and Wales today after causing chaos in Northern Ireland and snowfall in Scotland overnight.
Winds of up to 80mph have been forecast, with amber 'be prepared' and yellow ‘be aware' weather warnings covering most of the UK.
Doris has turned into a weather bomb over the last 24 hours as it has undergone explosive cyclogenesis – a rapid fall in the central pressure of the system.
The Met Office forecasts heavy rain across the country with winds strong enough to fell trees, damage buildings and knock out power supplies.
Gusts of up to 94mph have been recorded in Snowdonia and a thick layer of snow has already blanketed parts of Scotland, including Mauricewood Park in Penicuik, Midlothian.
Traffic chaos has already swept much of the UK, while high ground in the north of England and Scotland could see up to 12 inches of snow today.
The M80 in Falkirk was forced to close
A car transporter jack-knifed off the M80
Mauricewood Park in Penicuik, Midlothian is under a thick layer of snow
The M80 in Scotland was forced to close after slippery conditions sent lorries sliding across carriageways.
Drivers are warned to take extra care on the roads and to adjust their driving style to suit the hazardous conditions.
Dozens of flights have been delayed and cancelled at airports across the country.
A large tree fell on Bath Road in Bristol
A trampoline was blown onto a car in Ireland
Winds capable of felling trees will hit the UK today
Shocking video footage captured a plane struggling to land at Leeds Bradford in strong winds.
Network Rail has warned that delays and cancellations are likely, and have imposed speed restrictions on certain lines for safety reasons.