But Dover remains open

Storm Force 10 winds have caused havoc overnight. Power lines are down, trees felled and lorries turned over.

The main areas of Northern Ireland affected were Dungannon and Omagh in County Tyrone, and Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.The Royal Navy warship HMS Monmouth endured Force 10 winds in the Bristol Channel between Porthcawl and Lynmouth.

The ship’s commanding officer, Commander Tony Long, said: ‘A few of the younger sailors are still trying to find their sea legs, conditions are quite lively.’

The highest reported wind gust in Wales was 81mph (130km/h) at Aberdaron in Gwynedd.
The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait and Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire were closed overnight but have since reopened.All ferry sailings across the Irish Sea were cancelled for a time.

There has been localised flooding in Scotland, and ferries to Northern Ireland from the ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan have been suspended.Fire crews on the Isle of Wight had to deal with floods at about 100 homes, mostly in Ryde, following heavy rain.

But Dover remained open with the help of powerful tugs towing ferries on and off their berths.