Storm Arwen: Winds of almost 100 mph in UK.
The amber weather warnings remain in place until around 9am Saturday for the northeast coasts of England and Scotland, and the southwest coasts of England and Wales, while the yellow warning covers most of the UK. until 6 pm
Friday night’s rugby union Premiership game between the Newcastle Falcons and the Worcester Warriors was postponed until Saturday night due to security concerns.
And in North Wales, ITV was forced to pre-record the live Friday night episode of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! amid concerns, including the fact that bad weather would interfere with the broadcast around Gwrych Castle.
The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said it had been dealing with a “large” number of incidents Friday night “caused by current weather conditions, including many downed trees and roofs that were detached from structures.”
Meanwhile, ScotRail services were interrupted between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street, Dunblane and Stirling after a barn entered the line near Polmont, near Falkirk.
The Met Office described the conditions as “horrendous” and people also reported power outages.
The images showed howling winds whipping across the North Sea at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, and snowfall elsewhere, including Redcar, Yorkshire and Whitley Bay, Northumberland.
A statement from the Meteorological Office said: “People should stay away from the coast, as the waves and debris are a danger to life.”