Video: The scene in Hampshire after the storm. Roads were flooded around Brambridge, and trees blocked roads near Romsey.
The dramatic scene at the Grove, Christchurch, as trees fel on parked cars.
A tree narrowly missed this house in Roosevelt Crescent, Bournemouth.
Tunbridge Wells is among the many stations where commuters are waiting for train services to begin following the high winds. In nearby Southborough a tree blocked Speldhurst Road until cleared by a council worker.
A cliff fall on the Isle of Wight has destroyed a beach hut, pushing it to the edge of the seawall on the Sandown – Shanklin Revetment. It narrowly missed the nearby Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat station.
The Isle of Wight has recorded the highest winds overnight - with the monitoring station at The Needles recording gusts of 99 mph.
The Environment Agency has issued 14 flood warnings for the South West, as well as 146 flood alerts for the rest of England and Wales
The strongest winds are around Dorset, Somerset and the Hampshire areas, and forecasters say they are going to spread north and east in the next few hours. Elsewhere it has reached 80mph in Portland in Dorset and 75mph at Yeovilton in Somerset, but gusts are widely reaching 50mph.