Storm Abigail left thousands of homes without power as severe winds hit Scotland, Wales, and the north of England.
Around 12,000 homes were left without power at the height of Abigail – the UK's first named storm – mainly in the islands and northern parts of Scotland, where 84mph winds hit coastal areas. Over 1,300 homes still have no electricity and all schools in Na h-Eileanan Siar and Shetland are closed.
Abigail hit Scotland, Wales, and the north of England on Thursday afternoon. This was the scene in Porthcawl, in South Wales.
Lochaber Mountain Rescue had to rescue a man who decided to walk up Ben Nevis in the Highlands during the storm, saying the climber escaped "certain death".
The mountain rescue team wrote: "Troops have just returned from the eye of hurricane #abigail rescuing a hill walker attempting #bennevis via observatory gully. On the scale of difficulty this route is certain death! The casualty was found high on a snow slope with chest injuries and lowered down to the #CIC hut. A very difficult rescue in atrocious weather with a very good outcome."
Sea defences in Saltcoats, in the west of Scotland, were damaged by the storm.
Dougal the dog, also pictured in Saltcoats, struggled against the heavy winds.
Snow has started to fall in parts of Scotland, such as Glen Ogle, around 40 miles north of Glasgow.
Huge waves in Blackpool overtopped the coast and spilled out on to the roads, causing traffic problems in the Lancashire town.
Guests at the Scottish Business Awards in Edinburgh struggled through gales as they made their way to the event.
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