Solid as a rock despite gale

Nature demonstrates its sheer power as gale-force winds blow waves against Church Rock on Broad Haven Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Church Rock got its name because it resembles a submerged church at high tide, and is popular with tourists who frequent the normally quiet seaside resort town of Broad Haven.

Yesterday, however, the town and many areas in Wales were hit with heavy rain and strong winds that caused power cuts and delayed flights, reported The Telegraph.

Britain's Ministry of Defence announced yesterday that the army had been placed on standby, as the Met Office warned that parts of England and Scotland could see snowdrifts reaching 1.2m in just a few hours, in a phenomenon known as a "snow bomb".

Meanwhile, Storm Doris continued to batter England yesterday with torrential rain, snow and 145kmh winds as meteorologists warned that Britain faces two weeks of severe weather.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2017, with the headline 'Solid as a rock despite gale'. Print Edition | Subscribe