Storm Erik has been named as the 5th storm of the season by the Met Office.
Strong winds hit Merseyside overnight as the region was placed on a severe weather warning.
Merseyside has been placed on further yellow severe weather warnings for strong winds.
Merseyside has been placed on a yellow severe weather warning for strong winds.
This shocking picture shows the moment a man decides to go for a swim in 60 mph winds.
The dramatic pictures show the heavy roof lying on top of several damaged cars.
A weather system will move eastwards across the UK on Friday bringing widespread gales.
Heavy and strong winds are set to hit the region through Friday, according to forecasters.
Merseyside has now been issued a yellow severe weather warning for strong winds as 60mph gusts are expected to batter the region.
The weather is expected to worsen during the early hours of Friday as further snow showers are expected with strong winds.