A winter storm caused travel chaos across Scotland on December 5 after high winds forced the closure of the rail network and many roads. Winds in excess of 160kph were reported in some areas of Scotland with fallen trees and power lines adding to the disruption. This footage shows the storm pushing waves high against a house in Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, north Wales. Credit: Hayley Fitton
High winds caused part of a tree to fall on nearby power lines in Omaha this week, causing the sparks and glowing seen in this video. Later, the fire services arrived to attend to the problem. The winds affected large regions of Nebraska this week, downing power lines and disrupting internet access. Credit: Tom Butera.