In Pictures: Storm Arwen leaves trail of destruction

In Pictures: Storm Arwen Leaves Trail Of Destruction In Pictures: Storm Arwen Leaves Trail Of Destruction
Storm Arwen caused substantial damage overnight in parts of the UK. Photo: PA Images
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Storm Arwen swept in over parts of the north of the country on Friday night, however the majority of its power seems to have been felt across the Irish Sea, battering much of Scotland and the north of England.

Gusts of almost 100mph (160kmph) were recorded in parts of the UK, damaging homes and streets. The UK's Met Office said speeds hit 98mph at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland.

Met Éireann had issued a yellow wind warning for counties Donegal, Mayo and Sligo, however that warning has since expired. A yellow wind warning issued by the UK Met Office will remain in place for the six counties in the North until 6pm on Saturday.

Huge waves crash the against the sea wall and Roker Lighthouse in Sunderland on Saturday morning (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A homeowner, who lost the roof of his house in strong winds, takes a picture in Blackhall, County Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

In parts of Britain, trees were uprooted, walls and roofs blown down and lorries were stuck as snow closed the M62 in the north of England.


Train services were cancelled in many areas, with a barn blown on to the line near Falkirk one of the many incidents reported in Scotland.

A fallen tree blocks a road in the centre of Norton village in Teesside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A lorry blown over in high winds blocks the A179 near Hartlepool, County Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

People were advised to only travel if absolutely necessary, and the UK Met Office described gusts overnight as “damaging” and having affected “a wide swathe of the United Kingdom”.

A fallen tree in Willaston, Cheshire, in the aftermath of Storm Arwen (Adrian O’Brien/PA)

While the red weather warning expired in the early hours of Saturday, the UK forecaster said amber and yellow warnings for wind remained in place (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Routes were blocked in Teesside after gusts of almost 100mph battered some areas of the UK during Storm Arwen (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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