Passengers are currently stuck on cross-Channel ferries as Port Dover operates a "one ship in, one ship out" policy because of high winds.
P&O Ferries said that "highly unusual" gusts delayed crossings between Dover UK and Calais France by up to 5 hours, with tugboats needing to be deployed. Meanwhile, train passengers across the UK are facing disruption due to flooding and winds. Adverse weather conditions led to many events being canceled.
A yellow weather warning is in place covering central and southern England as far north as Blackpool, Grimsby, and Huddersfield, the Met Office said.
According to chief meteorologist Neil Armstrong, summer storms were more likely to cause disruption as more people were likely to be outdoors, especially by the coast.