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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 January 2007, 22:18 GMT
In pictures: Windy weather

Peel Castle

BBC News website readers have been sending in their pictures of the windy weather in the British Isles. Dave Kneen: "I took this at high tide this morning at Peel Castle, Isle of Man."

Dog facing into the wind

Tim Brown: "Walking the dog on Harrow on the Hill."

Bricks blown from a house crushing a car

Jason Stewart, from Enfield, Middlesex, said: "You can see a house that has had part of its walls blown out."


Barbara Callister: "This picture was taken at high tide in Castletown this morning. I had a hard job standing against the wind."

St Andrews Church Devizes, Wiltshire, with its window blown out

Richard Edwards: "The stained glass window was blown in at St Andrews Church in Devizes, Wiltshire."

A tree crushing a car

Ali Hosin: "This is a car having been severely damaged by a falling tree following strong winds in Frognal, Hampstead, north west London."

Car crushed by fallen tree

Deon Cotgrove: "I took this on my mobile of a large tree crushing a car on Windmill Rd, Brentford."

Cars crushed by a tree

Seb Cardinal: "Nine cars were crushed in a drive way in Highgate, north London. A man was trapped in the white van and had to be cut out by the fire brigade."

Flooded road

Mark Shipley: "In Sandside, South Cumbria, the winds have whipped the tide into a frenzy with wave crests reaching a height of about 1.5m."

A tree crushes two vehicles in Burnley

David Fergus: "A tree was blown over onto two vehicles in the car park of a working men's club in Burnley."

A fallen tree missing a house

Bibhas Roy: "Guess we were lucky - it could have flattened our house."

Blackpool town centre damaged by storms

Gordon: "I've been snapping away around Blackpool town centre with my camera."

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