A roof has blown off a supermarket as strong winds and heavy rain batter the country.
The Booker store, in Newquay, Cornwall, has lost part of its roof as 70mph winds hit this morning.
More than 6,000 homes are without power and fallen trees are affecting transport routes.
The strongest gust was measured at Berry Head, in Devon, of 81mph, the Met Office has confirmed.
For weather updates in your area visit BBC Weather
Cornwall firefighters are assisting in making the Booker store safe.
The Met Office has issued yellow warnings – which advise people to “be aware” – of wind and rain affecting southern England and Wales, with the rain warning stretching to the Midlands and Yorkshire.
Met Office forecaster Rebecca Simpson said road users should “be aware and be careful”.
South West Trains advised customers to check before travelling, as high winds of up to 70mph are expected on its routes.
A spokesman said it would affect coastal areas, particularly Southampton, Weymouth, Salisbury and Exeter St Davids.
The spokesman added: “Trains may have to travel at lower speeds as a safety precaution which may add delays to some journeys.
“Some train services may also need to be changed due to possible flooding or debris blowing onto the track.”
Other rail operators have not put warnings in place, with Virgin Trains, Southern Railway and Gatwick Express not expecting any disruption.
What’s wrong with the BBC? This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.
Source:: BBC world news feed