A woman has been killed by a falling tree which came down on her car amid high winds.
The woman, who was in her 60s but has not been named, was driving near Verwood, Dorset, at about 08:40 GMT, police said.
Winds exceeding speeds of 80mph have caused damage to property and transport disruption across parts of the UK.
All passenger services into and out of Dover were suspended for several hours because of high winds.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind along the South East and East coast of England.
Ferry operators DFDS and P&O halted all their sailing operations at about 13:00 GMT due to high water and 60 knot winds.