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Live Reporting

Megan Fisher and John Hand

All times stated are UK

  1. That's it for now

    We're leaving our live coverage for the evening but for the latest updates about Ophelia sweeping across the UK follow the main story.

  2. HSE in Ireland back to normal in 'a few days'

    Ireland's health service says to expect delays while its clinics catch up on a backlog of cancelled appointments.

    HSE cancelled all appointments on Monday due to the storm but hopes to "gradually return to normal services over the next few days".

    For more details and the latest hospital news, follow its website.

  3. Power lines and trees down in Crewe

    Local police tweet...

  4. Ireland's strongest gusts so far

    Met Eireann has posted several of the strongest gusts in km/h recorded throughout today. The highest was at Fastnet Lighthouse where it reached 119mph (191 km/h).

    Followed by Roches Point at 97mph (156 km/h) and Kinsale Platform got 88mph (141 km/h).

  5. Wind damaged football club asks fans to stay away

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Barrow AFC have asked people to avoid the area around their stadium, Holker Street, while police and the fire service deal with the damage.

    Cumbria Police confirmed strong winds blew part of the stadium roof off earlier today. It said nearby Wilkie Road was currently closed.

  6. Is this the worst of it?

    Ben Rich has the weather forecast for the week ahead.

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    Video caption: Weather for the week ahead
  7. M4 and road closures after strong winds

    BBC Wales News

    As a result of Ophelia's might, there have been more than 60 incidents on roads in Wales.

    • The M4 Briton Ferry Bridge in Neath Port Talbot is closed
    • North Wales Police has advised motorists in Gwynedd and Anglesey not to travel unless absolutely necessary
    • The Britannia Bridge between Gwynedd and Anglesey is closed, along with several roads leading to the A55 in Conwy
    • In Pembrokeshire, the Cleddau Bridge was shut, although it has now reopened for cars, and the council has closed a number of roads due to fallen trees
    • Ceredigion council said a number of smaller roads would be closed overnight due to fallen trees
    • Sand has also been causing problems on roads in seaside towns like Swansea
  8. Fallen trees and road closures in Scotland

    A roof has blown off a Scout hut in Castle Douglas
    Image caption: The Scout hut in Castle Douglas lost its roof in the high winds

    There is disruption on the roads, ferries and bridges in parts of Scotland.

    Authorities in Dumfries and Galloway say there are closures and cancellations due to wind levels, fallen trees and structures being destroyed.

    The Virtual Operations Support Team has created a map showing live incidents recorded in the region following Ophelia.

    It will be updating the map throughout the storm.

  9. Scotland expects a 'rough night'

    As ex-Hurricane Ophelia continues to blight the British Isles, Scotland is in for a "rough night", forecasters say.

    BBC Scotland Weather has the latest outlook for the country.

  10. Storm's sea foam 'snow' blocks roads

    Ophelia's winds have whipped up sea foam onto roads in Wales, making it appear like snow.

    Sea foam covers the promenade at Trearddur Bay
    Image caption: The promenade at Treardurr Bay is covered with a blanket of the foam
    Car drives through sea foam on roads at Trearddur Bay
    Image caption: But drivers manage to splash through the roads
    Drivers at Trearddur Bay splash through the foam
    Image caption: Even when it covers the windscreen
  11. Power cut for thousands in NI

    NIE Networks says about 18,500 homes and businesses are now without power across Northern Ireland.

    But it expects more customers to be affected as gusts of 60 to 70mph are forecast to hit the Antrim and Down coasts later.

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    Video caption: Storm Ophelia whips up Spelga Dam

    Ryan Simpson took this footage of Spelga Dam in County Down feeling the full force of storm Ophelia on Monday.

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    Video caption: Storm Ophelia causes damage across Ireland

    Watch video footage from across Ireland showing the damage caused as Ophelia batters the island.

  14. 16,000 customers without electricity

    Northern Ireland Electricity says about 16,000 customers are without electricity. It expects that number to increase as winds are strengthening.


    You can stay up to date with the latest information on the NIE website.

  15. Uprooted

    Trees are being uprooted all over Northern Ireland.

    Here are two that our cameramen spotted on their travels along busy roads in County Down - firstly, on the A1 near Dromore.

    A tree down on the A1 road near Dromore

    And this one has come down close to the Narrow Water roundabout just outside Warrenpoint. You can see that the Irish Elk sculpture in the background escaped.

    A tree on the road between Newry and Warrenpoint