Severe weather set to hit the region today

Severe weather set to hit the region today

Michael Owens

Severe weather set to hit the region today

A severe weather warning has been issued today affecting transport and leisure services.

Weather conditions are set to be unsettled across the South-east of England and heavy rain showers are forecast for this afternoon into Christmas Eve.

Forecasts have predicted stormy conditions with high winds of up to 60mph.

    The South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance has warned its passengers that a reduced service is expected to run this afternoon.

    It advised passengers only to travel this afternoon if it is absolutely necessary.

    It also recommended rail users check the latest travel information at and Twitter, and allow extra time for journeys.


    A First Great Western spokesman has said most of its services will run on time time today but they may be subject to delays, as National Rail has imposed speed restrictions on some services.

    Customers holding tickets for departures after 12pm today and tomorrow may travel on earlier trains, but they were warned these trains are likely to be very busy and thus seats can not be guaranteed.

    If customers are delayed and miss their booked First Great Western trains, they will be permitted to travel on the next service forward, irrespective of the type of ticket held.

    Visit for information.


    The Environment Agency has also released a warning to the South-east to prepare for wet weather conditions today.

    It has issued 21 flood alerts across the region, but none have been issued for the Royal Borough.

    Residents who are set to be away for the festive period have been urged to check the flood risk for their area and take steps to protect valuable items left at home if necessary.

    Drivers have been urged to check the latest flood updates ahead of their journey and not to drive through dangerous flood water.

    Visit the Environment Agency website for updates.


    Windsor Ice Rink in Alexandra Gardens is closed today (Monday).
    Organisers hope to re-open tomorrow.



    The A30 at Sunningdale has been closed due to a fallen tree by Bedford Lane.

    It is expected to re-open by early afternoon.

    A fallen tree has also blocked Park Road in Stoke Poges.

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