Last updated 20:30 BST.
Channel delays: Weather delays DFDS Newcastle-Amsterdam-Newcastle. Expected Amsterdam late afternoon. Return delayed until 21:30, ETA Newcastle 13:45, 12 Oct.
Weather alerts: Amber alert for high winds north west Dutch coast area. Yellow alerts for snow south Germany and south Switzerland.
Weather: Cold/unsettled in the West, snow in the Alps, dry in the East.
Traffic: see @DE_Traffic, from 05:30BST.
See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.