Strong winds blasted southern England Friday evening. Winds gusts over 70 mph were reported on the south coast.
High winds will blast London much of Friday night and Saturday. The highest wind gusts will top 60 mph. A gust to 70 mph is not out of the question. Wind gusts could reach 80 or 90 mph on the coast of the English Channel.
Widespread damage is expected with the strong winds. Trees and power lines will be toppled as the storm rages into Saturday.
Strong to potentially damaging winds are also expected across Belgium, Netherlands and Germany from this storm Saturday into Saturday night.
Areas in the United Kingdom and western Europe have had a stormy week with flooding concerns rise.
The active weather pattern has already brought a stream of storms and heavy rain for the past weeks which have left some parts of the United Kingdom under water.
1-3 inches of rain fell on average across the U.K. in the Monday through Thursday timeframe. Another half inch to inch fell during Friday's storm.
After a brief break from the stormy weather on Thursday and Thursday night, another powerful storm will arrive Friday into Saturday.
This third storm will target Ireland and the United Kingdom with additional rain before the week comes to an end, prompting fears that flooding will only worsen across the region.
The centre of Quimperle, western France, is flooded by the Laita River, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
The strongest winds over the past week were in Wales and England Wednesday afternoon as gusts over 80 kph (50 mph) were common. The BBC reported a gust to 174 kph (108 mph) in Aberdaron while Aberdare, in southern Wales, reported winds over 130 kph (80 mph); meanwhile, Capel Curig in the north observed a wind gust of 158 kph (98 mph).
Some other areas that experienced extreme winds were in Culdrose, Shoreham-by-Sea, Guernsey and the Channel Islands where gusts over 100 kph (62 mph) occurred.
Widespread transportation delays were experienced across the region ranging from trees blocking roadways to train and flight delays and cancelations from high winds.
The high winds resulted in the West Coast Main Line between Preston and Penrith for two hours Wednesday evening. The Crewe railway station was shut down after damage to the roof caused by the strong winds.
Meteorologists Courtney Spamer and Dan DePodwin contributed to this story.
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