Birmingham takes a battering from Storm Doris

An amber warning has been issued

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An amber weather warning has been issued today, as gusts of wind get up to 80mph and heavy rain is forecast to affect the Midlands.

Birmingham has been shaken up by severe weather as Storm Doris moves across the UK from the Atlantic.

The weather alert was issued from 6am this morning, and warned citizens of possible damage to buildings, power supply issues, and disruption to travel.

High winds and rain are affecting train services in the Midlands and most trains to New Street are cancelled. In fact, the University Station is currently closed off.

Please be careful and stay safe.