The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow that could affect Essex while Storm Ciara continues to cause damage and delays.

Snow has been seen falling across several towns and cities the midlands and north England, including Manchester, Newcastle and Leicester.

Forecasters have predicted that snow and rain is likely to continue falling across the UK until 7pm.

The Met Office said: “Although it will remain widely rather windy in the wake of Storm Ciara, a further swathe of very strong winds is possible across the far south of England during Monday.

“Gusts of 60-70 mph could develop quite widely over parts of south west England during Monday morning, before moving east through the afternoon to affect other exposed coastal parts of southern England.

“Large waves are expected along the coasts, with a small chance of localised coastal flooding.”

Storm Ciara has continued to cause havoc across the district and north London for a second consecutive day, with several fallen trees causing road closures.

Fallen trees were reported in Chigwell, Loughton, Theydon Bois, Woodford, Enfield and Tottenham.

Epping Forest Guardian:

A car got tangled up in the branches of a tree blown over on Elmfield Road, Chingford (Photo: Paul See)

All car parks at Epping Forest were closed for the day as a safety precaution while volunteers continued to clear up debris.

Trees were also seen destroyed at Lee Valley Park while Duxford Airfield remain closed for the day while engineers fixed a hangar roof which almost blew onto the M11 yesterday.

Epping Forest Guardian:

A fallen tree temporarily blocked a country road near Epping Forest (Photo: @TheOwlHighBeach)

Wind gusts of up to 53mph were also recorded during day one of Storm Ciara at the top of Bancroft’s School tower in Woodford Green.

Passengers are being urged to check before they travel as the railway continues to recover from Britain’s worst storm in seven years.

Heavy rain and strong gusts blew trees and other debris onto overhead power lines, causing severe delays and signal failures across the TfL.

Jake Kelly, Network Rail’s strategic operations and passenger director for the North West & Central region, said: “I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while everyone battled against Storm Ciara on Sunday.

“I appreciate that many people will have experienced challenging journeys and long delays, but our preparation for the storm meant everyone remained safe and as many trains as possible continued to run.

“While our engineers continue to fix the storm damage, I’m urging people travelling today to check for the latest travel information.”