Storm Barra: Power lines and properties damaged as high winds batter parts of the UK

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Storm Barra has brought strong winds, heavy rain and snow to parts of the UK, with thousands of homes remaining without power and at risk of not being reconnected for days.

The majority of the UK is covered by severe yellow weather warnings - with only the far north of Scotland predicted to escape the worst weather.

Although Storm Barra is not expected to be as bad as its predecessor Arwen, extensive damage to infrastructure and disruption to livelihoods has been reported across the country.

Here are some of the examples of the damage left in Storm Barra's trail so far:

  • Scotland

In Scotland, two people have been injured as gusts reached as high as 68mph. The gust was recorded in Machrihanish, near Campbeltown in Argyll, on Tuesday afternoon, with strong winds forecast to continue throughout the night.

A fallen tree blocks the A702 near Coulter in South Lanarkshire. Credit: PA

In Dumfries and Galloway, the weather has forced the closure of several schools in the western part of the district.

On the railways, meanwhile, a tree has fallen on the line between Carlisle and Lockerbie, which means services between the city and Edinburgh and Glasgow are suspended.

A man clears snow away in Leadhills, South Lanarkshire. Credit: PA
  • Northern Ireland

The strongest recorded gust so far in Northern Ireland was reported to be 122km/h (76mph) at Orlock, County Down. On the north coast, windspeeds of 114km/h (71mph) were recorded at Magilligan, County Londonderry.

Cork County Council and ESB employees help to clear the road and restore power in Timoleague, West Cork. Credit: PA

The wild weather whipped up stormy seas, downed trees, and sparked widespread travel disruption on Tuesday, as authorities warned people to steer clear of coastlines.

Waves crashing onto the rocks in Bantry Bay West Cork. Credit: PA

Thousands of customers across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were left without power on Tuesday due to damage to the network caused by the storm.

Some ferries from West Wales to Ireland are no longer sailing. Stena Line confirmed on Tuesday that two trips from Fishguard to Rosslare were cancelled due to adverse weather caused by the storm.

Some ferries have already been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Credit: PA
  • Southern England

Storm Barra is also causing major disruption across the south with some roads impassable, and delays and cancellations to rail services. 61mph winds have been recorded in Dorset and on the Isle of Wight.

Waves crash against the sea front in Southsea. Credit: PA

Network Rail has been forced to impose a 50 mile an hour speed limit across parts of Hampshire and Dorset - including services between Southampton and Weymouth, and Eastleigh and Cosham.

Waves crash against the seafront in Selsey in West Sussex. Credit: PA

At Weston Shore in Southampton, drivers were forced to turn around to avoid flood waters, while others successfully attempted to drive through the deluge.

This was this was the scene in Weston, Southampton earlier (7 December).

High winds whipped up tempestuous seas, including here at Worthing.
  • North West

Strong winds and rain has torn the roof from a property on the Isle of Man, as the region battles its second severe storm in two weeks.

Severe gales of up to 70mph, brought by Storm Barra, have led to travel disruption across the Isle of Man and the North West and some properties have been damaged.

Dramatic footage of Storm Barra in Laxey as roof is torn from building - Gavin Lucas

In Laxey, a roof has been blown off a house, while multiple trees and other objects have been uprooted across the Island. The Ronaldsway Airport has also been closed for the day due to the high winds and structural damage to terminal roof.

  • South West England

Gusts of 70mph have been recorded at Berry Head in south Devon, with a yellow warning remaining in place due to the storm.

Cornwall experienced the heaviest rainfall in the country this morning, when Launceston saw 14mm (0.6ins) fall in three hours from 7am.

Trains have been cancelled in Devon due to "adverse weather conditions", while Winter Wonderland in Exeter has been closed due to high winds.

There is a significant risk of further rock fall. Credit: East Devon District Council

There has also been a cliff fall in Budleigh Salterton, with other coastal areas being battered by high winds and powerful waves.

Sea water floods the shore line outside the Royal Oak pub after high tide in Langstone, Hampshire. Credit: PA

The Environment Agency also has a flood warning in place along the south coast - between Dorset and Hampshire.

A person places sand bags outside a property in Langstone, Hampshire. Credit: PA