UK storm brings heavy rain and high winds
The "remnants" of the storm that brought severe blizzards to the US is hitting parts of the UK, bringing heavy rain, gales and travel problems.
Western areas have borne the brunt, including Cumbria, where some schools have closed and roads are flooded.
Ferry services to the Scottish Islands remain disrupted, and in Edinburgh a man was hurt when a broken chimney smashed through a bus window.
The Army is working to help shore up defences in some high-risk communities.
A first band of heavy rain and high winds is now moving south and east, but a second band is forecast to arrive from the west overnight into Wednesday.
Among the main developments:
- Pupils and staff were rescued by boat after their primary school in Aberfoyle, near Stirling, was cut off by flooding
- Gales have blown over a number of lorries, including on the A1 northbound at Dunbar in East Lothian and on the Woodhead Pass, in the Peak District. The pass is now closed as winds are reaching up to 100mph
- Hundreds of homes across Wales have been hit by power cuts
- Ferries services between the mainland and the islands of Scotland are also disrupted
- Some rail lines have been affected by flooding, including in Cumbria and Ayrshire
- Some schools have closed in Keswick, one of the places worst hit by the storms last month
- The Environment Agency says it has teams on the ground in Appleby, Keswick, Cockermouth and Glenridding, as well as in Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Calderdale and York
The heaviest rain on Tuesday was over Cumbria and south-west Scotland, with the Welsh hills and the moors of south west England affected to a lesser degree.
Shap in Cumbria saw about 50mm (2in) of rain, while 12-25mm (0.5-1in) fell in other areas.
After a brief dry spell, more rain is to come on Wednesday, with yellow warnings in place for much of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and western and southern England.
Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said the Army was helping to build temporary defences in areas at risk of flooding and more military personnel were on standby.
"The real issue for us is the cumulative effect of a series of rain fronts falling on ground already saturated," she told the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.
The Environment Agency has 11 flood warnings in place, meaning flooding is expected: three are in Cumbria, five are in Dorset, and there is one each in Conwy Valley, North Yorkshire and Carlisle.
There are also more than 110 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible - in England and Wales.
The agency said rivers in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire were already at record levels following the wettest ever December. There was also a possibility of "some flooding" along the rivers Severn and Wye.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) currently has nearly 30 flood warnings and nine flood alerts in place.
BBC forecaster Steve Cleaton said very strong winds in south-west Scotland, in particular, could make for "quite awful" conditions early on Wednesday.
There could also be significant snowfall overnight north of the central belt of Scotland, he added.
Thursday looks to be a quieter day, but more yellow warnings for rain have been issued for Friday.
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