Howling gales and torrential rain are expected to batter Britain today as the Christmas weather chaos shifts into Boxing Day. Experts warn there will be more of the 80mph storms that have left six people dead over the festive period. The foul weather did let up briefly yesterday but 50,000 homes were still without power as large areas of the South suffered severe flooding. Read more >>
1. A gale is an extremely strong wind. • The gale blew down hundreds of trees.
2. Boxing Day is the first day after Christmas Day that is not a Sunday. Boxing Day is an official holiday in Britain and some other countries.