In Hounslow, a tree collapsed on a house, reportedly causing a gas explosion. (London Fire Brigade) 2 / 18 Yahoo News | Photo by London Fire Brigade / London Fire
Southern England was hit by a major Atlantic storm, which could be its worst in years.
Strong winds blew and heavy rains fell late Sunday.
Two people were killed by falling trees in the severe storm and Sky News reported that a 14-year-old boy, named locally as Dylan Alkins, is feared dead after being swept out to sea on Sunday in Newhaven, East Sussex.
Hurricane-speed winds of up to 100mph swept across the South West, South, South East, the Midlands and the East of England.
Several London Underground and train services were suspended, the port of Dover in Kent temporarily shut after gusts of 65 knots were recorded in the area.
More than 130 flights at Heathrow Airport were cancelled because of the weather.
The Environment Agency said there were 12 flood warnings in place across the South West, the Midlands and the East of England.
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A car splashes through a flooded road near the village of Whitford, in Devon, as southern England woke up to brutal storms. (AFP)
A fallen tree blocks the road outside Strand Station in cenral London. (PA)
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Wet and windy conditions on the A14 made commuting particularly difficult for thousands of motorists. (REX)
A fallen tree delayed this bus on Turnpike Lane, north London. (Ben Hewis/Twitter/PA)
A tree blocks the railway line at Beltring in Kent, as more than 40,000 homes are left without power. (PA)
A fallen tree uprooted in Ealing, West London, falls into a homeowner’s front garden as the St. Jude’s Storm battered Britain. (PA)
This car had its back window completely crumpled by a fallen tree in the storm. (Rex)
Cars battle through floods just outside Bristol following a downpour last night. (SWNS)
A fallen tree blocks the A12 Newbury Park, London, as commuters face rush-hour chaos this morning as they wake up to the impact of the worst storm in years. (PA)
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In Hounslow, a tree collapsed on a house, reportedly causing a gas explosion. (London Fire Brigade)
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A car is crushed under a fall tree in Hornsey, North London. (PA)
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A tree is uprooted on Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, as commuters face rush-hour chaos on Monday morning. (PA)
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In Leyton, East London, there was carnage on the streets as damage and debris affected thousands. (PA)