New Delhi: Britain faced travel chaos today after flooding, strong winds and the prospect of heavy rain combined to knock major rail and road services out of service.
Travellers reported being stuck on trains for hours on end as several of the country's major arteries, including the west coast main line, were shut down.
Around 130,000 homes and businesses were without power last night, with 16 severe flood warnings still in place along the Thames and in Somerset.
Heavy rain is now forecast to fall over the next few days thanks to two storms currently heading across the Atlantic.
The storm has claimed at least one life, a man in his 70s, who was electrocuted while attempting to move a tree which brought down power cables.
Watch in pics the havoc created by 108mph winds and rain in England: