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.

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.