11 pictures as Storm Babet sweeps across the UK bringing winds of up to 70mph to Blackpool

Storm Babet has swept across the UK, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Blackpool.

Yellow weather warnings were issued across the UK as the second named storm of the season battered the country on Friday (October 20).

Blackpool was no exception, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for wind as gusts of up to 70mph were predicted to hit the coastline.

These were the scenes as on Storm Babet arrived in Blackpool:

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