Storm Angus: UK hit by flooding and gusts of up to 135km/h
Winds of 128km/h were recorded at Langdon Bay on the Kent coast on Sunday morning and a gust swept in to Guernsey at 135km/h.
The eye of the storm has already moved out into the North Sea, leaving in its wake power cuts and floods.
More than 1,000 properties in the southwest of the country – the majority in Devon – were without power on Sunday morning, according to Western Power Distribution.
Exeter had more than two inches (54mm) of rainfall overnight – more than half of what is usually expected in the area for the entire month of November.
Twenty-three crew members were being evacuated from a cargo ship after it crashed into a barge carrying stones near Dover and began taking on water.
“We are now planning to evacuate the crew from the cargo vessel and our HM Coastguard helicopters from Lydd and Lee-on-Solent are on the scene.”
Overnight winds hindered firefighters’ efforts to extinguish a “major fire” in a building on Bognor seafront in West Sussex after they were called at about 3.45am.
A takeaway and a disused nightclub suffered extensive damage and 30 residents were evacuated from neighbouring flats.
The water flowed through the Mill on the Mole chalet park in South Molton, Devon, and at its peak was 4ft deep, the force said.
Just over an hour after the incident was declared the rain stopped, the flood subsided “very rapidly” and residents were allowed to return home.
Meanwhile scaffolding crushed a car when it was blown from a home in Brighton, East Sussex.
The Met Office has issued an amber “be prepared” warning covering southwest England for most of Monday.
Snow at high levels
Northern areas can expect more chilly weather with fairly light winds and clear skies.
Drivers crossing the Pennines were confronted with a covering of snow at high levels but all main routes remained open.
Winter wonderland scenes greeted walkers above 1,000ft (305m) in areas of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales, with some light snow showers hitting lower ground in West Yorkshire.
Gritters hard at work.”
Braemar in Aberdeenshire dropped to -8 degrees on Friday night, with sheltered areas in Scotland set to plummet as low as -10 degrees overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.
Anyone experiencing problems with their power network during the storm can contact 105 for further information and advice, or visit powercut105.com.
- ^ United Kingdom (www.irishtimes.com)
- ^ Environment Agency (www.irishtimes.com)
- ^ Steve Carson (www.irishtimes.com)
- ^ Coastguard Agency (www.irishtimes.com)
- ^ Adrian Murphy (www.irishtimes.com)
- ^ Cornwall Police (www.irishtimes.com)
- ^ England (www.irishtimes.com)
- ^ Luke Miall (www.irishtimes.com)
- ^ Durham Police (www.irishtimes.com)