Storm Erik leaves some homes & businesses in Donegal without power


Storm Erik has seen wet and windy weather forecast across the United Kingdom and Ireland, with winds of 70mph in some areas and heavy rain across large parts of the UK.

Saturday has seen the "strongest winds" lashing Northern England too, while coastal areas could be hit by winds as strong as 70mph. "The aircraft circled the airport and landed safely".

Yesterday video footage of a pram being dragged into oncoming traffic on a busy Dublin road during Storm Erik has emerged.


It is also believed that two deaths have been caused by the storm so far - both of which occurred when the weather affected driving conditions.

On Friday morning a 50-year-old man died on the A384 in Buckfastleigh, Devon, and in Wales a van driver was killed after he collided with a fallen tree on the B4306 between Pontyberem and Llannon in west Wales.

The Rathlin Island ferry was cancelled and the Met Office has warned of further travel disruption through the weekend, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport likely.

"It's going to be another very windy one, particularly across northern England, Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern Wales", he said.

Parts of the country could also experience hail and thunder.

The Met Office said strong westerly winds can be expected throughout the county for much of Saturday morning and afternoon.

When these showers fall onto sub-zero surfaces they will maintain the icy stretches into Monday morning.

The warning of high winds gusting at up to gale force will last for the whole of Cornwall and all but the very North East of Devon - over Exmoor - until 8pm today.

Are you prepared for the bad weather?