Storm Erik has left 1700 homes in Ireland without power

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Fierce gales were already causing disruption, with airports across the United Kingdom reporting delays to some arrivals and departures.

Big Jet TV were on hand to catch the dramatic moment a plane was forced to abort its landing at Heathrow Airport today due to the high winds.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for strong wind covers much of Wales, central and northern England and southern Scotland until 3pm on Saturday. It has now landed safely at Manchester.

"Our highly skilled pilots regularly train to conduct the standard manoeuvre known as a "go around", A British Airways spokeswoman told United Kingdom media.

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One man died after a tree fell on his auto in Devon on Friday morning.

DORSET POLICEThe massive tree struck the bus on Ringwood Road in Poole, police said.

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The Severn Bridge partially closed as a result of high winds. The bridge connecting England and Wales is closed to all vehicles heading eastbound and closed westbound to all high-sided and vulnerable vehicles.

"They're going to have very strong winds.We could therefore see some further problems on roads".

'A clear bright start for Northern Ireland and northern England, we do have showers making their way across Wales and the rain from last night is covering up much of south-eastern England, so a pretty grey and damp start for many of us here.

The Met Office's wind warning, which was in place until 15:00 BST on Saturday, has now been cancelled.

There will be showers in western and northern areas, with frost and fog forming as winds slow down and southern England will see some rain, with patches of snow falling over hills.

'At the hills here, mainly over 300 to 400 metres it could turn to snow for a time as well, but for most of us it will be a little bit wetter and windier as it makes its way through'.

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