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A woman has been killed by flying debris as Storm Doris batters Britain and Ireland.

Tops winds of up to 94 miles an hour have been recorded in Wales.

While large swathes of the country are experiencing winds of between 60mph-70mph, and up to 80mph in coastal areas.

Heavy snow has forced school closures in Scotland.

Travel has been disrupted and thousands have been left without power as Doris – which is now a “weather bomb” sweeps in from the Atlantic.

Some flights have been cancelled and many travellers face train and road delays.

How did the woman die?

The pedestrian was hit by falling debris outside a coffee shop in the city of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.

The woman was confirmed dead at the scene shortly before midday.

She is believed to have died from serious head injuries.

A number of people have had lucky escapes after their cars were crushed by falling trees.

Ambulance crews up and down the country have also been called to help people who have been blown over by the wind.

Authorities have warned those who are unsteady on their feet to stay inside.

What is a weather bomb?

A rapidly-deepening, extratropical, cyclonic area of low pressure formed by a process forecasters call “explosive cyclogenesis”.

A really bad storm, in other words.

It is a predominantly maritime, cold-season event.

To qualify for the classification, the storm’s central pressure at 60° latitude must decrease by 24 mb (hPa) or more in 24 hours.

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