Fallen trees have blocked roads and pathways today ahead of the possibility of even stronger winds in the coming days.

There is windy weather across Watford, the surrounding area, and practically the rest of southern England.

It is blustery out and it’s all because of a jet stream of low pressure across the Atlantic Ocean resulting in extremely unsettled weather across the UK.

Up north, heavy snow has fallen but here we have only seen some heavy rain showers.

But it is mainly the wind which is causing problems.

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A tree fell earlier today in Briar Road in the Kingswood area of Watford. Photo: Antony Stavrinou

It’s not just in rural areas – trees have been falling in built up communities and housing estates.

There have been reports of trees down in Watford, Abbots Langley, Hunton Bridge, Radlett, and Aldenham.

Some have been safely cleared but more keep falling. 

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A tree blocks the pavement in Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood. Photo: Vicki Hawkes

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A fence has been knocked right back after a tree fell over near the Abbey railway line yesterday in the Garston area. Photo: Linda Wilkinson

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A tree narrowly missed a boat in Hunton Bridge. Photo: Jaffer Bhimji

Meanwhile on Thursday, a tree narrowly missed two vehicles, forcing one driver to slam on their brakes in Green Street between Shenley and Borehamwood.

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This was the scene in Green Street, Shenley, on Thursday. It fell between two vehicles and no one was injured.

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This was in Shenleybury, Shenley, at the beginning of last week. Another tree in Shenleybury had to be chopped down by the end of the week too.

The windy weather has been affecting London too. This was the crazy scene in Hampstead on Thursday after scaffolding collapsed. It fell right by the Royal Free Hospital but thankfully no one was injured.

A tree has fallen close to the Abbey Flyer railway line but services are still running between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue has said it has taken many calls to fallen trees today but it says people should report incidents to Hertfordshire County Council and its Highways department – unless there is a risk to life.

Anyone heading a little further afield should be aware the QEII bridge near the Dartford Crossing is shut due to strong winds. Traffic is being diverted along one of the tunnels. There are delays of an hour.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind on Wednesday but the forecast suggests there will be some respite on Monday and Tuesday.

Expect to see wet and windy weather by the end of the week.

It will be a sunny afternoon and after a mixed day of sunshine and showers so far (Sunday)

Have trees or power cables fallen where you live? Is it causing disruption? Send your pictures into Nathan.louis@newsquest.co.uk