Hurricane Ophelia has passed over the North Sea after wind gusts of 90mph battered parts of the UK and Ireland.
The Category 3 storm caused widespread disruption across Northern Ireland, western Wales, north-west England, south-west Scotland and the whole of Ireland on Monday (October 16).
Many properties have reportedly had their electricity restored following power cuts, while there was also travel disruption and fallen trees as a result of the weather conditions.
Met Office chief forecaster, Paul Gunderson, said: “The worst of Ophelia has now passed and the winds will continue to ease through the day as she moves out into the North Sea.
"Strong, damaging winds were recorded in the warning areas on Monday with gusts of up 90mph recorded."
Mr Gunderson added: "A brief quieter spell will last through Wednesday, though interspersed with some rainfall in parts of the UK, before further strong winds and rain move in from the west at the end of the week.
"It is too early to be sure of details but there is potential for some disruption, so it’s best to stay up to date with the Met Office forecast.
"Despite some speculation in the media, Storm Brian has not been named.”
The storm saw the UK experience top wind gusts of 90mph in Gwynedd, in Wales, while in Cork, Ireland, they experienced up to 97mph gusts.
The south east of England saw conditions much more settled than in other areas of the country.
However, Ophelia did tinge our skies with an orange-yellow-red glow on Monday , as the ex-hurricane scattered dust and created the strange lighting effect.
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