Hurricane-force winds and huge waves are battering Britain's coastline as the country is soaked by a winter storm.

More than 13,000 homes are without power Monday as Storm Imogen batters Ireland, Wales and southern England.

Coastal towns are being soaked by sea swells caused by the combination of strong winds and high tides. Weather forecaster the Met Office says a 63-foot (19-meter) wave was recorded off St. Ives in southwest England.

Sustained winds of up to 121 miles (195 kilometers) an hour were recorded at the Fastnet lighthouse near Ireland's southwest coast.

The storm is causing cancelations to trains, planes and ferries, and travelers are being warned to take care.

Rescuers say two children suffered serious leg injuries when a stone wall collapsed on them in a central England village.