Weather chaos set to continue

Bad weather is set to continue after causing chaos for Britons this week.

Bushmills Garden Centre in Northern Ireland was among many businesses effected after being hit by winds of up to 100mph, damaging a building.

A representative said:

"It was very, very rough on Monday night. Our store was badly damaged and we had to lock it up because it was not safe to be in. It's not just the glass but the frame structure that has come in. Half of it is dangerous with sheets of glass hanging and waving aboout so we have locked it up to keep staff out."

Forecasters are predicting gusts of up to 75mph on Wednesday across Scotland and Northern England while the rest of England and Wales will be hit by 50mph winds.

Severe weather warnings have been issued for heavy rain for large parts of the the west coast from South Wales, across Northern Ireland and North West England to Scotland, where 140,000 homes and businesses lost their electricity supplies.



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