Britain was hit with winds of up to 100mph overnight as Atlantic low pressure system sweeps across the country
Worst hit areas were Capel Curig in Snowdonia, High Bradfield in South Yorkshire and Weybourne in North Norfolk.
Liscombe in Somerset, Avonmouth near Bristol and Northolt in north west London also saw winds of 65mph plus.
Roads closed and public transport disrupted because of dangerous winds and fallen trees across swathes of the UK.
Millions of people up and down the country endured severe gales of up to 100mph today as an Atlantic storm battered Britain – knocking pedestrians off their feet and causing widespread disruption to homes, roads and the rail network.
High winds and heavy rain continued to lash most parts of the UK, which was already storm-damaged after gale-force winds battered the country overnight, and forecasters are warning of more blustery conditions to come.
Travellers hoping to make the most of the Easter holidays were left grappling lengthy delays after fallen trees and high winds forced the closure of several main roads in Britain.
Rail passengers also faced delays and cancellations and those flying abroad experienced testing times at airports as passenger planes struggled to land in high winds in the north of the country. Pedestrians were also forced to brace themselves in the severe gales, although one lady was blown off her feet as she visited the shops in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
A Met Office severe weather warning for wind remains in place across the whole of the UK today as a low pressure system from the Atlantic continues to sweep across the country.
Forecasters have warned that the wet and windy conditions will last until at least Thursday but predict ‘finer and drier’ weather for Easter weekend.
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