Thunderstorms powered up by a plume of warm continental air have begun to unload “hefty downpours” and flashes of lightning over south-east England.
The UK is set to be hit by more thunderstorms and rain as unsettled weather continues.
Stormy winds have uprooted trees, knocked over traffic lights and disrupted travel in Croatia, injuring two people and prompting authorities to advise people to stay indoors.
A WIND speed of 88.8 knots (102.2mph) was recorded yesterday on the Tay Road Bridge as Storm Ali battered the country.
Storm Ali batters Scotland: Trains cancelled, cruise ship slips mooring, trees fall and debris causes injuries
STORM ALI continues to batter Scotland with huge gusts, some recorded at more than 100mph.
WEATHER warnings are in place across the country as remnants of Storm Helene sweep out - but the blustery conditions aren't over yet.
ALI will be the first storm to blow in across the UK and Ireland this winter, the new list of names for this year's strongest weather systems shows.
IT'S half a century since one of the worst storms in living memory smashed into Scotland.
ALMOST half of people would drive through floodwater despite the dangers it poses, a survey suggests.