Several fights were cancelled and some diverted from Gatwick and Heathrow airports early Monday after storm Katie battered parts of England and Wales. The storm, with gusts of up to 105 miles per hour, also damaged many properties and shut several major bridges, BBC reported.
Authorities reportedly said that more than 20 Gatwick-bound flights had to be diverted to other airports, while over 60 flights were cancelled in Heathrow. The storm affected several travel plans for Easter Monday.
An amber warning for winds was reportedly issued Monday by the Met Office for London and southeastern England, while a yellow alert was issued for the east and southwestern, and south Wales. The Met Office also reportedly said that the risk of disruption was highest from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight eastward to Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
Winds and heavy rain that began Sunday night damaged several properties and also caused flooding in several areas.
Heavy rain also reportedly forced the closure of several major roads, while trains were delayed between Sheffield and Kiveton Bridge because of flooding on the tracks.
The Southern Electric Power Distribution said that more than 80,000 homes across the south of England have had power cuts, BBC reported. More than 4,000 homes across the Midlands, South West and Wales were also without power, according to Western Power Distribution.
Meanwhile, several photos from across England and Wales were posted on social media.
— CMPG (@CMPG) March 28, 2016
Can't believe what I've just seen in Greenwich. Crane bent double by the wind! Unreal pic.twitter.com/1VYYY8o1nZ
— Gavin Rolfe (@rolfey180) March 28, 2016
— Katariina Järvinen (@lighttrickphoto) March 28, 2016
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 28, 2016
— North West Tonight (@BBCNWT) March 28, 2016