Plane forced to abort landing at Heathrow as Storm Erik takes hold

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Storm Erik has seen wet and windy weather forecast across the United Kingdom and Ireland, with winds of 70mph in some areas and heavy rain across large parts of the UK.

Winds of up to 70mph are predicted for across the country, with the North of England set to be hit particularly hard.

However, it is thought the storm will largely clear on Sunday with conditions becoming more settled as the week progresses - but there could still be outbreaks of rain.

Storm Erik is here, and it has resulted in rain, gale force winds and a number of weather warnings.

The storm caused some trouble at Heathrow Airport on Friday as a British Airways plane was forced to abort its landing at the last second due to strong winds.

"The video further shows that as soon as the plane touches the ground it flies back up the air, this process is called 'TOGA" which stands for Take Off/Go Around.

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It's going to be another very windy one.

In Wales a falling tree collided with a van, killing the driver.

One man died after a tree fell on his vehicle in Devon on Friday morning. The wind warning along the south coast of England lapses on Friday evening but a wind warning extends over more of England into north Wales during Saturday.

The A20 near Dover was closed while a CCTV mast that was seen swaying in the wind above the road was repaired. "Even away from the strongest gusts we could still have gale-force winds".

"This weather has impacted the network, but I'm pleased to say that we were able to restore some power within minutes and our engineers have also worked in hard conditions to restore power to customers and they'll be working through the day to restore the remaining customers as quickly as possible".

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