Londoners are warned to plan journeys as storm Imogen sweeps across the city , causing gale force winds and travel disruptions.

Gusts of up to 70mph are expected, with train operators across South West trains, Southern, Thames Link and Gatwick Express enforcing speed restrictions until the weather settles.

Hounslow Police have reported those driving towards Staveley Road in Chiswick should expect delays as the road has closed due to a tree falling.

Tree has fallen in Staveley Road in Chiswick due to high speed winds

Chiswick House, who will be hosting the first ever Chinese New Year celebratory Lantern festival, has also closed. The venue tweeted the estate is closed "due to high winds and gusts".

A second tweet suggested plans to re-open are still currently being assessed.

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Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: "People should be prepared for disruption to travel on roads, rail, bridges and ferries and we could see possible damage to structures and downed trees risk affecting power.

"The wind will be combined with some hefty showers with some thunder along the south coast."

Winds are expected to settle in the afternoon, although forecasters predict Monday night will be "very windy with further showers through the first half of the night".

Tweeters described the weather as carnage on Sunday evening, with one social media user even calling it "death" like.

The Met Office have said Tuesday's weather is set to be much calmer with a dry and bright start and just a few showers through the morning.

However, there will be cloud thickening through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain spreading into the north by the evening.