90mph winds bring Southern England to a standstill

The Perfect StormSo it appears that there was a bit of wind last night for many who live in the South. Although it’s a bit breezy outside today (in Berkshire) it’s a beautiful sunny day and the winds are rapidly moving East and expected to clear the country by mid morning.

That doesn’t mean that there won’t be some disruption to businesses though – we’re already hearing of people with power cuts at their offices and unable to get to work as the trains aren’t expected to start running in much of the South before 9am.

Many flights have been cancelled or delayed out of the region’s airports and ferrys have been taken out of ports such as Dover and anchored in the English Channel where they can’t bash into harbour walls. These cancellations and delays will doubtless have affected postal and courier services so some deliveries may not happen today, both to your customers and stock due to arrive to you.

With numerous reports of trees down, councils have been working hard to clear the roads but many bridges remain closed to traffic. There is one bonus though, at least it’s half term and you don’t have to get the kids to school or worry that when you arrive at the school gates that the school will be closed.

How’s your week started? Have you been affected by the weather or has it bypassed you in the night and you’re sitting watching the news wondering what all the fuss is about?