What's that sound? Is it the roar of traffic? The crashing of ocean waves? Nope, it's the formidable might of Storm Eunice, who's come to pummel London with ultra-fast winds today. She's hot on the heels of her brother, Storm Dudley, who skirted the edge of the capital earlier this week. But unlike him, Eunice means business on her London trip: she'll rampage through the city's streets today, bringing in her wake a Met Office red warning of 'significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong winds'.
According to the Met Office, there's also risk of flying debris, damage to buildings, transport delays, and power cuts. Across the city, Londoners are bringing their precious garden pot plants or garden furniture safely indoors. And it goes without saying that if you've still got laundry drying outside, it's time to bring it in before your pants soar into the air, 'Wizard of Oz' style, and disappear into realms unknown.
It's probably already clear that it's no time for a picnic. But in case you're not sure, here are some Twitter reactions to the dramatic weather: