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Monday, October 20, 2014

Britain is bracing itself for a battering of gale force winds tonight as a hurricane blows its way over the Atlantic to our shores.

(Picture: Neil Squires/PA)

A tropical storm that has been battering the Caribbean has a 60 per cent chance of hitting the south of England, the Met Office has warned.

Lightning over Upminster, taken from Tudor Gardens on Friday evening by Paul Craig.

As lightning illuminated the skies over Redbridge and Havering Recorder readers reached for their cameras to capture the extreme weather.

Saharan dust on a car in Highbury Gardens, Seven Kings.

If you woke up on Monday to find your car covered in brown dirt, you’re not alone.

The wind destroyed this trolley shelter at Sainsbury's in Newbury Park. Photo: Dee Edwards

This trolley shelter was no match for high winds that battered Redbridge over the weekend.

Christmas tree with Fauja Singh and the Mayor

A huge Christmas tree outside Seven Kings train station reportedly had to be taken down last night after stormy weather threatened to topple it onto unsuspecting commuters.

A limited service with “major disruption” is running on mainline train lines through Redbridge after heavy winds disrupted transport into the early hours.

Seven Kings Park was closed for more than a week after storm St Jude. Photo: Suhail Patel

Redbridge parks are still closed because of storm damage more than a week after St Jude battered the borough.

Greater Anglia trains are running through Ilford for the first time today but there will only be a “limited service” until further notice.

The tree of heaven just missed the home in Marlands Road, Clayhall. Picture: Christina Jarvis

A family had a narrow escape this morning when a 30ft tree they had asked Redbridge Council to chop down for years almost crashed into their home.

A tree down outside Woodford Station this morning (pic: Kate Nelson)

More than 100 fallen trees are causing havoc across Redbridge blocking roads, crushing cars and even damaging some houses.

A tree smashed against a block of flats in Mossford Green during the storm

As the clean up effort gets started to pick up the damage caused storm St Jude, readers have been sending in their photos.

Barbecues, ice cream and cold drinks have been flying off the shelves in Redbridge as the soaring temperatures and sunshine continue.

Snow in Aldborough Road North. Picture posted to iwitness24 by Ron Jeffries

Feeling a bit confused about the weather this year? So were we, so the Ilford Recorder asked weather enthusiast Scott Whitehead, who does hyper local weather predictions, what exactly has been going on.

Highlands Primary headteacher Kulvarn Atwal was down at the school in the early hours of Monday with the school's caretaker to ensure children could get to their classes safely

The vast majority of schools in Redbridge look set to be open on Tuesday after the snow forced about half to close at the start of the week.

Mark S'Noble (get it?) Picture: David Roca-Mas

From epic snowmen to frolicking in the white stuff, Redbridge residents have been busy making the most of the heavy snowfall.

Sue Paddon with her son Charles and her grandson Luke make their way to St Peter's Church, Newbury Park on Sunday. Picture posted to iwitness by Ron Jeffries

More than thirty schools across Redbridge have decided to close today in response to the heavy snow.

Who's been up to mischief in Chadwell Heath then? Picture posted to iwitness by Sophie Willison

Redbridge is covered in a blanket of snow, and Ilford Recorder readers have been out and about capturing picturesque scenes of the borough from all sorts of interesting angles.

A number of schools across Redbridge are closing early today as snow piles up on the roads and pavements.

Light snowfall earlier this week in Chadwell Heath. Picture by Sophie Willison

Snow has started to fall across Redbridge, with the white stuff predicted to continue to come down for much of the weekend.

Snow outside Redbridge Town Hall in High Road, Ilford.

Anyone hoping for a snowball fight in Ilford today will be disappointed after hours of snow melted as soon as it hit the ground.

Not open to tourists: The East River on the Manhattan side in New York, USA - Press Association

The deputy leader of Redbridge Council is trying to find his way home after being caught in Hurricane Sandy during a cruise with his elderly mother.

Residents looking at the damage to trees after the Great Storm of 1987

It is 25 years to the day since Redbridge was battered in the Great Storm of 1987.

The flood alert for the River Roding in Redbridge has been lifted.

The River Roding was put on flood alert yesterday (Sunday) evening following heavy rain.

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