Gusts of 90mph cause widespread disruption after Storm Arwen

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Gusts of up to 90mph hit the Channel Islands and the UK this week

The remnants of Storm Arwen are continuing to wreak havoc over the UK after battering the country with winds up to 90mph.

Torrential rain led to the early closure of parts of the Forth Road Bridge, while warnings were issued for significant damage and travel disruption.

A child died in a house fire in Poole in Dorset.

High winds caused disruption at Portsmouth and many schools across the country were closed.

People in the Shetland Islands, the Western Isles and the Western Isles were told to stay at home, with gusts of more than 70mph.

In Cornwall, the main ferry service between Penzance and Bodmin was put into operation on Friday.

Parts of England could see unsettled weather for several days , forecasters said.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rips of water from the Severn River on top of Midsomer Norton bridge in Worcestershire

Homeowners in Exmouth in Devon and South West England are still waiting for the first small bus to pick them up from the bus station for over a day after storms caused by Storm Arwen.

Cars were also left “rotten” by the strong winds – although, luckily no-one was hurt.

Some parts of the country’s hydro-electric stations were inundated, possibly due to the river levels as a result of the stormy weather, government agencies said.

Southern Electricity Networks said there was damage to the dam structure at Bodmin Moor, affecting transmission lines and onshore and offshore cables.

A storm surge, also known as an inundation tide, in Herne Bay, Kent, saw the water rise by around 8.5m above normal, with the predicted volume of water reaching 16,300 cubic metres.

Another South West Tower near Croxley Hill in Hampshire was also affected.

This was the peak river levels, caused by storm surge, since 1979, according to David Fleming, the Environment Agency’s head of severe weather planning for the West.

Although not included in that period, other high tides were seen between Dublin and Yorkshire.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Clouds pass over Newquay in Cornwall

The level of flooding in October 2013 in Cornwall was the most for 150 years.

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