Yesterday, hundred-mile-an-hour winds battered many parts of England. Thousands of people had to be evacuated in order to avoid the risk of flooding.

Severe northerly winds caused power cuts for thousands of homes in County Durham, England. More than 2,000 homes were evacuated as flood levels are expected to reach half a metre above the sea wall. Residents in Norfolk have been warned to prepare to leave.

Many accidents occurred due to strong winds. In Manchester, a lorry overturned on Barton Bridge and a van driver luckily escaped before a large tree fell on his vehicle. Leeds Christmas market is now closed due to the weather.

In Northern Ireland, 3,700 homes also experienced power cuts. Several roads have been closed as a safety precaution and because of fallen trees.

In Scotland, winds reached 50 mph in Edinburgh and 63 mph in Glasgow. A lorry driver died after his HGV was blown on top of two cars in Bathgate.

 Weather conditions should return back to normal by tomorrow.

Video 'Caravans blown around like toys' in Scotland storm, Hüsniye Duman, BBC
Video Richmond Park Storm Damage After Gale Force Winds in Glasgow, by bAzTNM