Superstorm St Jude seems to have mostly bypassed the NW. Winds easing, but still more rain to come.

Storm clouds over Leverhulme Park. Credit: Peter Hunter, Bolton

The worst of last night's significant Atlantic storm - which has been nicknamed the St Jude's Day storm - seems to have missed the NW last night. There is however still some heavy rain to come for the region, 5mm rainfall recorded in Crosby in the last hour.

Winds are now beginning to ease, but will still be blowy, gusts 25-30mph. Showers continue during Monday afternoon, especially around the coast, drier further east. Feeling cool in the wind.

The strongest wind gusts were across the Isle of Wight, Needles Old Battery, 86 knots, 99mph.

Regional gusts reached 46knots, 53mph across Cumbria.

HIghest rainfall total from 10am Sunday to 10am Monday was recorded in Cardiff at 52.6mm. Otterbourne in Hampshire coming a close second at 50mm.

Regionally the wettest places in the same period were parts of the West Pennines with 20.8mm rainfall here, and Cumbria with 15.4mm.