By Michael Mander
St Jude has battered the UK: winds of up to 99mph knocked down trees and caused havoc on the roads. Theme parks across the nation have been affected, we’ll be compiling the list here:
Due to overnight storm damage, Thorpe Park intended to open at midday. They opened at 11:30am, thanks to the hard work of their team. All rides are now available.
The Southend park will open at the later time of midday, and close at 5pm.
Chessington World of Adventures
CWOA will be open as usual today, but high-level rides will have a delayed opening in order to carry out extra checks. Currently, Safari Skyway is closed.
Currently closed due to a power cut.
Closed all day due to storm damage.
All parks open as usual, but the Kent Sky Shuttle is not currently operating.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Open as usual, however the park has warned taller rides will be shut if wind speeds hit 40mph or more.
Open as usual, though some rides will be closed until the weather calms down.
UPDATE: Brean Leisure Park
Due to torrential rain, Fun City will be closed. Brean Splash will be open.
We have done our best to list all affected theme parks. Parks operating as usual (including Oakwood and Alton Towers) have not been listed.