Storm Otto chaos as Britain braces for 80mph winds

MET Office name 'Storm Otto' as winds to hit Friday

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Storm Otto will hit the UK today, with the Met Office warning the storm will cause widespread travel chaos. 

The first named storm of 2023 has arrived with a bang, with explosive winds reaching 70mph in some places. 

Air and rail services are already buckling under the pressure, with ferries also cancelled as Otto made landfall this morning. 

Planes due to land at Leeds Bradford Airport failed to touch the tarmac, with high winds preventing their arrival. 

The Yorkshire Post reported that flights arriving from Poland – namely Karakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw – bore the brunt of the initial disruption. 

Millions of Britons face additional chaos, with warnings raising the added possibility that they could lose power to their homes. 

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