More than 5,000 homes are without power in south-west England, south and mid-Wales and the Midlands.
Western Power Distribution is attempting to restore power in difficult conditions
Gusts in South-West England may reach 80mph, with high winds sweeping across the Bristol Channel area to Cardiff and Bristol.
There are nearly 60 flood warnings in place in England and Wales – meaning flooding is expected – and more than 200 flood alerts – meaning more flooding and power outages possible.
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