A powerful low pressure system affected the UK yesterday evening and overnight bringing strong winds and heavy rain to many areas of the UK.
From the Met Office blog:
“The low pressure system will continue to affect the UK today, bringing sunny spells and blustery, heavy showers with the chance of thunderstorms and snow over high ground. Severe gales are again expected around western and northwestern coasts, with the strongest winds likely over Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland, extending to northern Scotland later. You can see detail on this on our forecast and warnings pages.”