Storm Barbara saw winds of more than 110 mph on top of Scottish mountains but the gusts in the Anglia region reached just 49 mph.
A number of properties in Aberdeenshire, Moray and on the Western Isles lost power, with engineers working to reconnect supply. In the Highlands more than one hundred schools were closed due to the bad weather.
The Met Office has issued a further warning for Storm Conor which is due to sweep in from the Atlantic on Christmas Day. Again this will mainly affect the northern half of the British Isles with the Anglia region avoiding the worst of the conditions.
The animated weather forecast below shows the predicted track of Storm Conor from 1am Christmas Day until the evening on Boxing Day
Festive travellers have been dealt another blow with a further amber alert for Storm Conor now being issued for the far north of the country on Boxing Day.
Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, Dan Harris said: "The wet and windy weather is a result of two deep Atlantic low-pressure systems crossing the Atlantic and passing close to the north-west of the UK, bringing the potential for some disruption to power supplies and travel, and possibly structural damage.
Highest wind gusts in the Anglia from Storm Barbara on Friday 23 December 2016
- 49 mph at Wittering in Cambridgeshire
- 49 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
- 48 mph at Holbeach in Lincolnshire
- 45 mph at Thurleigh in Bedfordshire
- 44 mph at Weybourne in Norfolk
- 44 mph at Marham in Norfolk
- 41 mph at Monks Wood near Sawtry in Cambridgeshire
- 37 mph at Wattisham in Suffolk