Severe gales warning put in place

Severe gales of up to 80mph could hit parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland overnight, the Met Office is warning.

A spokeswoman said "very, very strong winds" were expected and could cause disruption and damage to trees.

Winds are already strengthening in north-west England, Yorkshire and Humber, Northern Ireland and Anglesey where weather warnings are in place.

Parts of Wales and the Isle of Wight have also seen localised flooding.

BBC correspondent, Nick Ravenscroft reports on the situation in Blackpool.

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