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High winds batter Britain, some flights diverted

  • Police and forensic officers attend the scene Sunday, March 27, 2016, where a seven-year old girl died after she was blown by the wind about 150 metres on a bouncy castle on Saturday. The children's bouncy castle is thought to have been swept away by a gust of wind as families gathered for an Easter fair, over the long holiday weekend. (Stefan Rousseau / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    Police and forensic officers attend the scene Sunday, March 27, 2016, where a seven-year old girl died after she was blown by the wind about 150 metres on a bouncy castle on Saturday. The children's bouncy castle is thought to have been swept away by a gust of wind as families gathered for an Easter fair, over the long holiday weekend. (Stefan Rousseau / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

  • Police and forensic officers attend the scene Sunday, March 27, 2016, where a seven-year old girl died after she was blown by the wind about 150 metres on a bouncy castle on Saturday. The children's bouncy castle is thought to have been swept away by a gust of wind as families gathered for an Easter fair, over the long holiday weekend. (Stefan Rousseau / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    Police and forensic officers attend the scene Sunday, March 27, 2016, where a seven-year old girl died after she was blown by the wind about 150 metres on a bouncy castle on Saturday. The children's bouncy castle is thought to have been swept away by a gust of wind as families gathered for an Easter fair, over the long holiday weekend. (Stefan Rousseau / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

  • Rubble from the roof of The Duchess public house in Battersea, south west London is strewn across the road in Battersea, south west London, Monday March 28, 2016. Some flights at London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have been diverted due to high winds battering much of Britain and western France. The high winds from a storm caused 87 cancellations and 43 diversions at Gatwick and Heathrow because flights had trouble landing safely.    (John Stillwell/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Rubble from the roof of The Duchess public house in Battersea, south west London is strewn across the road in Battersea, south west London, Monday March 28, 2016. Some flights at London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have been diverted due to high winds battering much of Britain and western France. The high winds from a storm caused 87 cancellations and 43 diversions at Gatwick and Heathrow because flights had trouble landing safely. (John Stillwell/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Some flights at London's Gatwick Airport have been diverted due to high winds battering much of Britain.

Four flights were unable to land early Monday morning because of winds associated with Storm Katie.

Britain's Met Office said winds of 87 mph (140 kph) had been reported on the Isle of Wight and winds of 77 mph (124 kph) hit the British mainland on the west coast.

Several highway bridges were closed as a precaution. Wind warnings were issued for London and parts of southeastern England. There was heavy rain in part of northern England and Wales.

In Brittany, in western France, 35,000 customers have lost power because of the storm, according to regional power grid official Bernard Laurans, who spoke to French news channel iTele.