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Windy weather brings out wave watchers in the UK

People watch as large waves break against barriers at the harbour in Porthcawl, south Wales on Oct. 27, 2013 ahead of a predicted storm.Geoff Caddick / AFP - Getty Images
A woman is soaked as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton seafront, in southern England on Oct. 27, 2013 as a storm starts to build.Leon Neal / AFP - Getty Images
Two boys attempt to evade the spray as large waves crash against the walls of Brighton seafront, in southern England on Oct. 27, 2013.Leon Neal / AFP - Getty Images
A boy plays in the foam washed ashore on the Brighton seafront on Oct.27, 2013 as high winds pick up ahead of an expected storm.Leon Neal / AFP - Getty Images

Britain is bracing for the worst storm in a decade, with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds of more than 80 miles (130 kilometres) an hour set to batter the south of the country. The storm, named St. Jude after the patron saint of lost causes is set to peak in the early hours of the Saint’s feast day which is Monday. An amber alert was issued and residents were asked to prepare by lashing down lawn furniture and preparing for power outages and possible evacuations.