UK battered by storms: As it happened

Key points

  • Forecasters are warning of gusts of up to 70mph on the west coast of Britain, in south-east England and the east coast of Northern Ireland.
  • More than 100 flood warnings, meaning "flooding is expected", are in place in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Three severe flood warnings, meaning "danger to life", are in place.
  • National Rail says weather conditions are disrupting some services
  • Major roads in areas such as Pembrokeshire, West Sussex, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Devon are closed because of flooding.
  • Risk of severe gales as Monday's storm gathers momentum during the afternoon

Live text


  • Anna Browning 
  • Nigel Pankhurst 
  • Marie Jackson 

Last updated 6 January 2014

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