Severe weather hits Scotland and northern England

Last updated at 11:51
Strong waves begin to build along the sea defences as high tide approaches during a storm on 9 JanuaryMark Runnacles

Powerful winds of more than a hundred miles an hour have left thousands of homes without power across Scotland.

Some roads and bridges have been closed and trains and ferry services suspended.

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Flood warnings are also in place with coastal areas amongst the worst affected.

Northern England has also been hit by strong winds.

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BBC weatherman Simon King explains what is going on with the weather.

The Met Office has forecast high winds and heavy rain for the next few days and warned there will be icy conditions on Sunday.