Gusty winds hit Europe - on both sides of the Channel

Gusty winds hit Europe - on both sides of the Channel
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Brittany and Normandy took a battering on Monday as France’s north and west bore the brunt of a storm that has seen gusts of around 140 kilometres

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Brittany and Normandy took a battering on Monday as France’s north and west bore the brunt of a storm that has seen gusts of around 140 kilometres per hour.

The treacherous conditions on the coast left fishermen stranded in ports while inland, in Paris, two people are reported seriously injured in what looks to be an accident triggered by strong winds, when an advertising hoarding crashed down on top of them.

La chute d’un panneau publicitaire fait deux blessés graves à Paris https://t.co/SBh02faLu4pic.twitter.com/MNvtHmWoEc

— Le Parisien | Paris (@LeParisien_75) February 8, 2016

Across the Channel in southwest England and Wales, conditions were also challenging.

Photo taken at 8am at @PorthcawlRNLI - we urge you to stay away from exposed areas & #RespectTheWater#StormImogenpic.twitter.com/b6IqO2iScj

— RNLI (@RNLI) 8 Février 2016

Thousands of homes were left without power and rail and ferry transport disrupted as Storm Imogen unleashed her fury.

Why are we seeing stormy weather? The #jetstream has moved to the south of the UK #StormImogenhttps://t.co/pWwTmjt8Y8

— Met Office (@metoffice) 8 Février 2016

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