Thousands of Scottish homes are without power as a "weather bomb" storm hits western coastal areas.
Waves over 9m (45ft) high have been reported off Scotland's west coast.
Electricity supplies failed across the Western Isles, affecting 17,000 homes - though most of them now have power back on. Lighting strikes were to blame.
Weather experts warned parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland to "be prepared" as the storm brought gusts of up to 80 miles per hour.
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood said it would be a "wild" day from north Wales northwards, while it would be "blustery" further south.
She said the winds would be at their fastest on Wednesday afternoon and early evening.