Winds in excess of 100mph battered Great Dunsell in Cumbria on Wednesday, according to the latest figures from the Met Office.
Forecaster Mark Wilson said gusts of 70-80mph were likely in exposed areas and high ground today.
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Beachgoers said they had been left struggling to breathe but the cause is unknown and is being investigated.