The UK Government has urged citizens to remain at home as Storm Eunice batters the islands with strong winds.
“The Needles on the Isle of Wight recorded a wind gust of 122 mph this morning. This is provisionally the highest gust ever recorded in England,” said the Met Office.
Met Office spokesman Richard Milese said that Eunice could be stronger than the one recorded last January 1990.
There were no reported deaths apart from property damage caused by the strong winds.
Footage from the O2 Arena show roof panels being ripped away as winds howl.
Eunice has also knocked out power for thousands of properties in southwest England and south Wales.
At least 400 flights have been canceled while schools and bridges were forced to close down as the Met Office continued to raise the Red Warning.
The UK’s last red warning was issued during Storm Arwen in November last year which left three people dead.
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