As it happened: Wind and rain lash UK in latest storms

Key points

  • Gale-force winds have hit southern England, with gusts of up to 80 mph along exposed parts of the south coast
  • Train lines have been affected, with no services west of Plymouth and South West Trains advising against all but essential travel
  • The Army has helped rescue 32 diners trapped by floodwaters in beachfront restaurant at Milford on Sea, Hampshire
  • More than 140,000 homes and businesses are without power, the Energy Networks Association has said
  • More than 20 severe flood warnings have been issued in parts of Berkshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Surrey
  • Police Scotland have said two walkers missing in poor weather conditions near Ben Nevis summit were found safe and well

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Reporting:

  • Dominic Howell 
  • Stephen Robb 
  • Bernadette McCague 

Last updated 14 February 2014

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