A Dundee garden centre and farm shop is closed today after Storm Ali damaged a 153-year-old conservatory.
The City of Discovery bore the brunt of yesterday’s wind with a gust of 102.2mph recorded on Tay Road Bridge, which was closed for much of the day.
The consequences are still being felt today, with Turriff’s Garden Centre and Farm Shop in Broughty Ferry reporting it will be closed for much of the day after part of its historic conservatory roof was blown off.
It said in a Facebook statement: “Storm Ali came to visit us yesterday and left with part of our roof unfortunately!
“Our conservatory has been there since 1865 and stood through countless storms but Ali left her mark yesterday.
“Repairs are underway already but today there will be no public access to our Gift area, Garden Centre, Farm Shop and Flower Shop for a good chunk of the day while we get tidy up and sorted.
“Thankfully Jessie’s Kitchen is unaffected and our cafe will be open as normal.
“Our florists are still working and deliveries will all be going out as normal so if you need anything just give us a call on 01382 778488.
“Hope everyone else out there survived intact.”
While there are no local weather warnings intact, heavy rain and strong winds are set to once again batter parts of the British Isles.
A new weather system moving in from the Atlantic has prompted a warning of possible flooding and further travel disruption.
The latest weather front is expected to bring downpours and gusts – albeit not as strong – to Wales and much of England on Thursday.
The Met Office has warned of a “chance” of injuries and danger to life as high winds threaten to blow tiles from roofs and fell trees.
On Wednesday, a Swiss holidaymaker was killed after the caravan she was in was blown down a rocky incline and smashed to pieces on the beach below in County Galway, while a worker in a forest park in County Armagh died after he was hit by a tree.
The woman, named locally as Elvira Ferraii and said to have been aged in her 50s, was reported to have been staying at the remote beauty spot in Clifden ecoBeach Camping and Caravan Park for a number of weeks.
The man, aged in his 20s, was working on behalf of public utility Northern Ireland Water in Slieve Gullion Forest Park. A co-worker was injured.
In Cheshire, a woman was seriously injured after a tree fell onto her car, and in the Highlands a man had to be rescued after becoming trapped under a digger in a river in the village of Rogart.
Storm Ali, which brought winds of 102.2mph on the Tay Road Bridge in Dundee – according to bridge equipment, cleared the UK on Wednesday night.
A yellow weather warning for rain across Wales and the north of England is in place for most of Thursday, while a warning for winds of up to 65mph kicks in from 6pm across much of the rest of England.
Up to 100mm of rain is forecast to fall across high ground in Wales and Cumbria.
Met Office meterologist Laura Paterson said: “Through Thursday another area of low pressure will develop and approach the UK from the south west, bringing rain and a second spell of strong winds later.”
The unsettled weather is due to last the rest of the week and is caused by a jet stream from Canada, the Met Office said.