Buried in the Sand: Storm Whips Across U.K. Shore

A miniature sandstorm whipped up by unusually high winds blows across the breakwater next to the Perch Rock lighthouse on February 12, 2014 in New Brighton, United Kingdom. Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Unusually high winds whip up a miniature sandstorm around Perch Rock lighthouse on Wednesday, in New Brighton, U.K. Parts of the U.K. are experiencing severe storms and rising water levels Wednesday, with the Met Office issuing a rare red weather warning - the most severe level of threat - for 'exceptionally strong winds' of up to 100mph.