Britain is facing a stormy Christmas with fierce gales and downpours every day until the New Year. The wild weather warning came as Storm Emily roared in last night with 100mph gusts, heavy rain and the prospect of snow in the North. Forecasters predict there could be at least 12 days of chaotic conditions with a major storm threatened on Christmas Eve into Christmas Day. Read more >>
A storm is an occasion when a lot of rain falls very quickly, often with very strong winds or thunder and lightning. • A violent storm broke just as we reached the mountain.