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Satellite images of storm

Satellite image at 0100 GMT (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

At 0100 GMT on Sunday, the storm has not yet started developing. But a large mass of cloud to the south west of Iceland is moving east towards the UK.

Satellite image at 0400 GMT (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

By 0400 GMT the first sign of a low pressure area is beginning to appear in the form of a slightly darker patch at the top of the cloud mass.

Satellite image at 0800 GMT (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

At 0800 GMT the dark mass at the north end of the cloud mass is becoming more pronounced as the cloud bulges into a long finger pointing north-west.

Satellite image at 1100 GMT (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

At 1100 GMT the finger of cloud is starting to develop a distinctive "hook" shape as winds begin to swirl at high speed - creating the beginning of a low pressure "hole".

Satellite image at 1700 GMT (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

By 1700 GMT the storm heads for Ireland, set to bring strong winds and heavy rain by midnight Sunday. Another low pressure area is due to hit England and Wales on Monday.

Satellite image at 2100 GMT (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

At 2100 GMT, the storm reaches Wales and Cornwall bringing weather fronts and shower clouds. Seven severe weather warnings are in place across south-west England.

Satellite image at 0300 GMT Monday (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

At 0300 GMT on Monday, winds are reaching speeds of up to 70mph and reports are emerging of falling trees and power lines down across Devon and Cornwall.

Satellite image at 0600 GMT Monday (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

By 0600 GMT, the storm had reached its peak in south-west England leaving damage and disruption in its wake. More bad weather is forecast for later on Monday in the area.

Satellite image at 0700 GMT Monday (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

At 0700 GMT the centre of the storm is over southern Ireland, with the strongest winds over southern Britain. Gusts of 65mph were recorded in the Solent.

Satellite image at 0900 GMT Monday (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

By 0900 GMT the strongest winds were hitting Kent, with Manston recording gusts of 65mph.

Satellite image at 1200 GMT Monday (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

By 1200 GMT the low pressure centre was in Cardigan Bay and cloud associated with the storm's frontal system is thrown ahead, up through Scotland and across the North Sea.

Satellite image at 1600 GMT Monday (Courtesy of EUMETSAT/Met Office)

At 1600 GMT the low pressure had relocated to the Midlands. To the west of Ireland can be seen the frequent showers that are expected to reach the west of the UK on Tuesday.


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