A series of massive storms rolling in from the Atlantic are unleashing powerful winds to Ireland the UK, France, Spain and neighboring Portugal through the first weekend of February.
The greatest threat for flooding will be across northern Portugal and northwestern Spain where rainfall totals of 75-150 mm (3-6 inches) will be common with local amounts exceeding 200 mm (8 inches).
With weather warnings in place, power cables have exploded, sending sparks flying, as stormy weather makes its way across the Atlantic to Britain.
Trees have been blown over, crushing cars in Devon, while waves have battered the coastline in Dawlish.
Coastguard rescue teams from Portpatrick, Stranraer, Drummore and Ballantrae were scrambled after a woman injured her leg and she and her three companions got stuck in inaccessible terrain near Dunskey Castle, in Dumfries and Galloway.
In Stafford, a man had to be rescued by firefighters when his Mercedes was swamped with floodwater after a freak rain shower.