Updated - Dec 5, 3:19 p.m. GMT:
BBC Breaking News
Winds of up to 90mph & “significant” flood risk as storm hits northern Britain on Thursday http://t.co/SbBl9vMnfp &
Scottish police have confirmed a truck driver was killed on Thursday after his truck overturned.
A man has also been killed by a falling tree in Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Some 100,000 homes in Scotland are without power.
Tree falls on a car in Edinburgh as winter storms are battering Scotland. Photo: Gordon Jack
Dozens of homes have been flooded in Rhyl, North Wales.
RT @Danzie78: @RNLI Flood Rescue Team helps evacuate residents from flooded homes in Rhyl http://t.co/KbJK4cGJpG
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Residents struggle in the flood water in Rhyl http://t.co/PEIvOiL4Tp
England is also beginning to feel the tidal surge.
Blackpool Prom closed as the sea takes over the Golden Mile #storm
The Weather Network
Record storm surge, wind gusts up to 160 km/h slamming the UK today. Photo from New Brighton via @_CallumHill
There are severe weather warnings across the UK.
The Met Office has a yellow warning in place. It predicts that gusts could reach speeds of 70 mph (115 kph) as a storm moves in from the Atlantic. In parts of Scotland and England an orange warning - meaning to be prepared for disruption - has been issued for gusts of 80 mph (130 kph)
John Wylie from the Met Office told the BBC:
It’s completely normal for the time of year. We’ve got to expect a few stormy periods every winter.