Winds reached more than 100mph overnight as Storm Bella brought rain and blowy conditions across the UK.
The vast majority of the UK is subject to weather warnings as Storm Bella – and its gusts of more than 80mph – continues to pass through the country.
Flood defences have been erected and gusts of more than 80mph recorded as large parts of the UK are bracing for Storm Bella.
Hundreds of families were forced to spend Christmas Day fleeing their homes following warnings from police over severe flooding.
Storm Bella will bring severe gales and heavy rain to the UK and Ireland on Boxing Day, forecasters have warned.
Residents living in parts of Bedfordshire have been urged to leave their homes due to a risk of flooding as large swathes of the UK brace for Storm Bella.