Bad weather and flood warnings as UK hit by strong winds
Gale force winds are battering England and Wales while heavy rain threatens flooding.
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for wind in south west England, the Midlands and the south east, and for wind and rain in Wales.
The storm has also driven bands of heavy rain across parts of Wales and south west England, with many areas receiving well in excess of 50mm of rain since Thursday.
Jeremy Cooke reports.