Storm Gertrude is sweeping across the UK with winds of more than 90mph causing damage and travel disruption.
Scotland has had the brunt of the bad weather and a rare Met Office red alert is in place for Orkney and Shetland.
More than 10,000 homes have been left without power, and trains and ferries have been cancelled. Power lines have been brought down in Northern Ireland.
Wind speeds are expected to reach about 65mph in north-east England and push close to 80mph in North Yorkshire.
Forecasters have warned of dangerous conditions and urged people to secure loose garden furniture.
Gusts of 90mph have been recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. In Edinburgh, a man has been knocked down by flying debris and is being treated for head injuries at Edinburgh Royal infirmary.
In other developments:
- The Met Office has issued amber “be prepared” and yellow “be aware” warnings for other areas of Scotland and large parts of the rest of the UK
- Overhead wire problems on the line at Alnmouth in Northumberland have caused rail delays between Newcastle and Edinburgh
- Up to 3,000 homes are without power in Northern Ireland and a number of roads are closed because of fallen trees and flooding
- The Forth Road Bridge and Tay Road Bridge are closed to all traffic. The Kessock Bridge has now reopened to cars while the Skye and Erskine Bridges are closed to high-sided vehicles.