Huge waves and high winds have battered parts of Ireland, Wales and southern England as Storm Imogen sweeps in. More than 13,000 homes were left without power, rail services were disrupted, some cross-Channel ferries were cancelled and coastal towns were soaked by sea swells caused by the combination of strong winds and high tides.

The Met Office said a 63-foot (19-metre) wave was recorded off St Ives in Cornwall, southwest England. Sustained winds of up to 121mph (195kmh) an hour were recorded at the Fastnet lighthouse near Ireland's south-west coast.

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A huge wave pounds the sea wall in Newhaven, dwarfing the lighthouseGlyn Kirk/AFP
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A car is hit by the spray from a wave in Newhaven, East SussexCarl Court/Getty Images
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A woman shelters her little dog from the wind as she walks along a beach in Newhaven, East SussexCarl Court/Getty Images
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Waves crash over Newhaven lighthouse on the south coast of EnglandGlyn Kirk/AFP
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A man looks on as a wave hits the beach in Newhaven, East SussexCarl Court/Getty Images
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Pedestrians cross the Millennium Bridge in London during strong windsStefan Wermuth/Reuters
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A woman's hair is blown into her face as she crosses London's Millennium BridgeStefan Wermuth/Reuters
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A dog-walker braves the wind as huge waves crash over Church Rock at Broad Haven, Wales,Rebecca Naden/Reuters
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A man and his son struggle to walk on the beach at Broad Haven, WalesRebecca Naden/Reuters
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Waves crash over the wall around Brighton MarinaGlyn Kirk/AFP
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A man helps his companions to walk in the wind in Newquay, CornwallMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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A woman runs with her dog during a rain shower on Fistral Beach in NewquayMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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A car that has been partially covered in sand is seen in Fistral Beach car park, NewquayMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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Bruno, a bearded collie cross, walks in the wind in Newquay, CornwallMatt Cardy/Getty Images

An amber "be prepared" severe warning for wind was in place on the morning of Monday 8 February, with a yellow "be aware" rain warning accompanying it. Storm Imogen is the ninth storm to hit the UK this season.