Last updated at 14:47

'Weather bomb' storm brings disruption to northern UK

To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on.
The stormy weather hits parts of the UK

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.

To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on.
What is a 'weather bomb'? BBC Weather presenter Simon King explains

BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood said it would be a "wild" day from north Wales northwards, while it would be "blustery" further south.

To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on.
Huge waves have hit the coast of the Orkney Islands north of the Scottish mainland

She said the winds would be at their fastest on Wednesday afternoon and early evening.