It’s not just Britain that has been struggling with stormy weather this week.
Dramatic footage has emerged of children and adults being blown around by winds reaching near hurricane-force levels in Russia.
The video, filmed in Stavropol in south west Russia, showed parents struggling to help their children walk through the gales.
Dramatic footage shows how people in Stavropol, Russia, were blown around by near hurricane-force winds last weekend
One woman and her baby in pushchair, pictured, were swept across a street by the strength of the gales
The woman had to start running to cling on to her child’s pushchair over treacherous terrain, pictured
Eventually she was able to turn the pushchair around and stand firm in the face of the gusts
Reports in Russia suggested windspeed was up to 67mph – just under the 74mph speed which qualifies as a hurricane.
The scary footage also shows a woman desperately clinging on to her baby’s pushchair after the wind threw her forward, while adults were seen sliding backwards on the pavement as the gusts grew too strong.
Trees are seen being shaken while it all proves too much for one woman, who is seen sprawled on the floor after falling over, amid temperatures of just below freezing.
Snow and ice added to the treacherous conditions and made it even harder for people to stay on their feet.
When a bystander tries to come to the woman’s aid, they too are hampered by the wind as they battle to get to the woman to help her up.
One woman was knocked off her feet by the wind, pictured, as a bystander had to battle to reach her
This map shows the wind in the region, with the light green areas indicating the places with the strongest gusts
Stormy weather first struck the area on Sunday, with the winds intensifying on Monday when the footage was filmed.
The weather in Stavropol came as Britain was dealing with Storm Angus, with similar strength winds battering coastal areas alongside torrential rain.
Train and ferry services were cancelled and an Emirates A380 was rocked so badly by the winds that it was forced to land sideways at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
Stavropol usually experiences a fairly humid climate, with short winters that are generally more mild than other parts of Russia.