Planes struggle to land at Birmingham Airport in Storm Freya crosswinds

Pilots dealt with strong crosswinds at Birmingham Airport as Storm Freya pounded parts of the UK on Sunday.

Aircraft could be seen being rocked from side to side and dipping towards the ground although the pilots seen here skillfully landed the planes.

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PORTHCAWL, WALES - MARCH 3: Waves crash against the harbour wall during Storm Freya on March 3 at Porthcawl, Wales. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind and have warned of the potential for large waves and spray at coastal locations. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Waves hit the coast at Porthleven, Cornwall. Storm Freya is set to bring strong winds of up to 80mph, dangerous conditions and travel disruption to England and Wales on Sunday.
Waves crash against the marina wall in Brighton as Storm Freya is set to bring strong winds of up to 80mph, dangerous conditions and travel disruption to England and Wales on Sunday.
Waves batter the coast at Porthleven, Cornwall. Storm Freya is set to bring strong winds of up to 80mph, dangerous conditions and travel disruption to England and Wales on Sunday.
People watch the waves battering the coast at Porthleven, Cornwall. Storm Freya is set to bring strong winds of up to 80mph, dangerous conditions and travel disruption to England and Wales on Sunday.
Waves hit the coast at Porthleven, Cornwall. Storm Freya is set to bring strong winds of up to 80mph, dangerous conditions and travel disruption to England and Wales on Sunday.
Waves hit the coast at Porthleven, Cornwall. Storm Freya is set to bring strong winds of up to 80mph, dangerous conditions and travel disruption to England and Wales on Sunday.
A girl watches the waves on the beach in Brighton as Storm Freya is set to bring strong winds of up to 80mph, dangerous conditions and travel disruption to England and Wales on Sunday.
A man uses an umbrella to shelter from the weather on the promenade in Brighton as Storm Freya is set to bring strong winds of up to 80mph, dangerous conditions and travel disruption to England and Wales on Sunday.
Traffic in snowy conditions on the N7 in Dublin. Snow and sleet has caused travel disruption in Ireland as Storm Freya causes travel disruption amid a number of weather warnings.
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The highest wind speed measured by the Met Office on Sunday was 76mph in Mumbles, south Wales, while 73mph was measured in Capel Curig in the north of the country.

High winds caused the M4 to close in both directions between junctions 41 and 42, Traffic Wales said.

In Devon a gust of 55mph was measured in Chivenor, while 52mph was recorded on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.

Three men had to be rescued from the sea off Studland Bay, also in Dorset, after they got into difficulty in a dinghy.

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