RED warning issued for wind gusts of up to 100mph in west Wales and north-west England later today: bit.ly/Weatherwarnings
Strongest winds now transferring to northern England. Recent gusts 84 mph at Blackpool Airport and 80 mph at Crosby.
Today is the first time for almost 70 years that there have been no tropical storms active anywhere in the world on 1st September.
Aberdaron in north-west Wales has recorded a wind gust of 106 mph in the last hour