VIDEO: Britain braces for a tempest

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As many Americans deal with the relentless winter freeze and a parade of ice and snow storms, on the other side of the Atlantic the British coast is being pounded by record-breaking surf.

The largest wave Britain has ever seen was recorded at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday by a buoy operated by the Plymouth Coastal Observatory at Porthleven, Cornwall.

The 75-foot wave eclipsed the previous record of 67 feet, and forecasters are warning of a hellacious coastal battering through the weekend.

The storm, which is packing 100-mph winds and torrential rain, comes as experts are recommending a tsunami warning system be installed in the Atlantic to protect Britain and Ireland from enormous waves they say are “increasingly likely,” according to a report by the Daily Express.