Parts of the UK are braced for travel disruption as Storm Doris arrives with winds of up to 90mph. There are severe weather warnings for some of northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands, and there is snow in higher areas in Scotland. Flights have been cancelled at Heathrow Airport and commuters have been warned to expect road and rail delays. An 87mph gust was recorded on the Galway coast in the Republic of Ireland as the storm headed towards the UK. Snow is predicted to reach 10 to 15cm high in parts of Scotland, while in west Wales gusts of up to 72mph were recorded in the early hours. On higher ground in Scotland, snowfall could reach 20 to 30cm across Falkirk, South Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway and the Lothian region. Heavy rain is also likely, with snow expected over high ground across north Wales, north-west England, the Midlands, Yorkshire and East Anglia. The strongest winds are expected to be “short-lived” and gone by the evening. Forecasters say there is a risk of flooding in Northern Ireland, and possibly at lower levels in northern England and the far south of Scotland. However, the Environment Agency said it had not issued any flood warnings for the UK. More rain and wind is expected to continue through to the weekend and into next week but will not reach the same level as Storm Doris.

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