More from STORM ERIK overnight and for Saturday morning, clearing east.

Storm Erik to hit Limerick as Met Eireann issues nationwide wind warning

The strongest wind gusts were recorded in Mayo and Galway - in Belmullet Mayo a gust of 115km/hr has been recorded with a mean wind speed of 83km/hr while at Mace Head, Galway a gust of 122km/hr has been recorded with a mean wind speed of 83km/hr according to the Donegal Weather Channel.

Police in Dorset were called on Friday morning after a tree fell on to a double-decker bus. Part of a doubledecker bus in Poole, Dorset, was crushed by a felled trunk and a road in south Belfast was closed when a number of branches fell on the bonnet of a auto.

BBC weather presenter Sarah Keith-Lucas detailed the impact that storm Erik will have on the United Kingdom as heavy rain and blustery winds are expected.

Shoppers fearless the strong winds and rain near St Paul's cathedral in central London.

Gusts of up to 70mph from Storm Erik are due to blast southern Scotland today after causing travel disruption across the west coast.

Winds caused a CCTV mast to sway above the A20 near Dover, forcing the closure of the road while it was repaired, Highways England said.

"These gusts of winds will be ranging between 45 to 55mph as high as perhaps 65mph across the northwest of Scotland for instance over the higher ground of Wales swell".

The warning comes after ferries around Cornwall and Devon were cancelled on Friday morning, the Tamar Bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles and flood alerts were issued for the North Cornwall coast. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius. A Cumbrian village, Shap, was expected to see the highest rainfall, of more than 5cm.

However, the storm looks set to continue battering the country, with weather warnings extended to cover most of the country, with heavy rain expected in Scotland.

Weather charts show on Sunday there will be up to 4cm of snow in parts of Birmingham, Manchester and the Scottish Highlands. Meanwhile, in the north it's going to be a fairly bright day.

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