SEVERE GALES FORECAST; 70-90 MPH
THE NATIONAL WEATHER PICTURE HAS BEEN CALLED AN 'ALMOST UNPARALLELED NATURAL CRISIS'.
Winds gusting over 100mph are lashing parts of the UK in what the assistant chief of the defence staff describes an "almost unparalleled natural crisis".
Satellite image of the UK today at 11:am. A severe, very deep low pressure system is responsible for the very high, destructive winds.
Winds are very strong in Formby, so much so that after school extra-curricular activities have been cancelled.