Storm Arwen: 12 of the most dramatic pictures and videos as UK battered by 100mph winds

There have been dramatic scenes across the UK after Storm Arwen brought gusts of almost 100mph, causing road closures, train delays and power cuts.

At least three people have been killed in different parts of the country as trees were blown over in the strong winds.

Cumbria Police said a man from Lancaster died in Ambleside after a tree fell on him just before 11pm on Friday. In Northern Ireland, a man was killed when his car was hit by a falling tree in County Antrim, also on Friday. And Police Scotland said a 35-year-old man died when his pick-up truck was struck by a falling tree on the B977 Dyce to Hatton of Fintray Road in Aberdeenshire at about 5.45pm on Friday.

The Met Office had issued a red wind warning for parts of north-east England on Friday, while a yellow warning for snow and ice is now in place until mid-morning on Sunday in Scotland and the North of England.

There is also a cold weather alert in place until Monday, with warnings of a risk of “wintry showers and icy stretches”.

On Friday, wind speeds had reached 87mph in Orlock Head, Co Down.

Inverbervie on the north-east coast of Scotland had gusts of 78mph, while Aberporth in Wales saw speeds of 77mph.

People have sharing pictures and videos of scenes from their homes, with several coming from hard-hit areas of Scotland:

There have also been snow blizzards in the north Pennines:

And there’s been dramatic scenes across the rest of England:

BRITAIN-WEATHERResidents clear branches from a fallen tree in Birkenhead, north west England AFP via Getty Images

Cars are stuck in snow that fell overnight from Storm Arwen, in LeekCars are stuck in snow that fell overnight from Storm Arwen, in Leek, in the Peak District REUTERS

Met Office Issues Rare Red Weather Warning As Storm Arwen StrikesHuge waves crash against the seawall in Hartlepool as Storm Arwen sweeps across the country Getty Images

Autumn weather Nov 27th 2021A fallen tree on car in Wallasey Village, Wirrall, in the aftermath of Storm Arwen PA

Autumn weather Nov 27th 2021Fallen masonry from a property, which has damaged a nearby car, in Roker, SunderlandPA

<p>Seaham Harbour, County Durham.</p>Huge waves in Seaham Harbour, County DurhamOwen Humphreys/ PA Wire

Summing up the damage caused by the first named storm of the season, the Met Office said the strong winds and a mixture of rain, sleet and snow led to “power cuts, transport disruption, trees fell, there were large coastal waves and blizzards affected some hills.”

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