There are sunshine and showers expected this weekend with wet and windy weather on Sunday night.
Amanda Houston has the weather for today and looking ahead to the weekend.
A tornado passed through Oxfordshire yesterday. The "supercell" storm also brought heavy winds, rain and hail.
A coroner has recorded a verdict of misadventure after a teenager was killed during a major storm in October last year. Bethany Freeman, 17, died when a tree fell on the caravan she was sleeping in at her home in Hever. We report from Tunbridge Wells Coroner's Court.
An inquest into the death of a Kent schoolgirl, who was killed when a tree fell onto the caravan she was sleeping in, has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
Bethany Freeman, who was 17-years-old, died when a 30ft tree fell on the mobile home last October in Hever.
Bethany was pronounced dead at the scene following efforts to try and revive her.
Coroner Roger Hatch expressed his sympathy to the family, saying Bethany's death happened during extremely high winds which adversely affected the tree which "unfortunately and tragically landed on the caravan."
An inquest into the death of a 17-year-old girl, who was killed when a tree fell onto the caravan she was sleeping in, is due to open today.
Bethany Freeman died when a 30ft tree fell on the mobile home last October in Edenbridge during the storms.
Neighbours tried to free her but she was sadly declared dead at the scene.
Bethany and her family had been living in the mobile home while renovation work was taking place at their home nearby, according to local people.
Laura Liddiard had a lucky escape when a tree fell on her car on the A337 at Chewton Bunny near Naish Holiday near Highcliffe yesterday evening. The falling tree also crushed a lamp-post.
The wave battered the British cruise ship Marco Polo, operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) as it headed for its home port of Tilbury in Essex at the end of a 42-night voyage.
Water crashed through a window injuring a number of the 735 passengers, who were mainly British. An 85-year-old male passenger and a woman passenger in her 70s were airlifted off the ship. The male passenger later died.
A number of other passengers received minor injuries and were treated on board. The vessel, which has been to the Amazon in South America and to the West Indies, is due to dock at Tilbury in the early hours of Sunday.
– Cruise & Maritime Voyages
CMV regrets to advise that earlier today their cruise ship m/s Marco Polo, en-route to her home port of Tilbury from the Azores, was hit by a freak wave during adverse sea conditions in the south western approaches of the English Channel.
Southeastern and Network Rail are advising passengers of possible disruption to services on Friday 31 January due to a severe weather forecast.
The weather forecast for Friday evening and overnight into Saturday is for strong winds and heavy rain, bringing the possibility of falling trees and damaged infrastructure on the Kent and East Sussex route.
Network Rail has put in place speed restrictions on part of the network from 8pm on Friday.
– Michelle Ulyatt, Southeastern
With the severe weather forecast, safety is our absolute priority. Network Rail has advised us that because of the risk of trees on the lines, flooding and more landslips, trains will need to run at a reduced speed on Friday night. We’ll be making every effort to provide the best possible service, however it is likely that services will be disrupted. We’re advising customers to check before they travel and plan ahead to avoid possible delays.”
– Fiona Taylor, Network Rail,
Safety is always our priority and we apologise to passengers whose journeys will be disrupted as a result of this decision. After the wettest January in 100 years, the land around the railway is completely saturated and there is more heavy rain forecast, along with high winds. This means that there is a heightened risk of trees and other debris falling on the line and we have to be prepared for that."
Hundreds of homes across the South are still without power following last night's storms. Southern Electric Power Distribution engineers have been working late into the night and since the early hours to repair damage to the electricity network.
The stronger than predicted winds yesterday affected the power to around 10,000 properties. Engineers made significant progress yesterday and there are now around 2,800 customers currently affected. Work is continuing today and engineers are aiming to restore the remaining supplies this afternoon.
The breakdown of customers still without supply are as follows: Aldershot 248 Basingstoke 684 Petersfield 1072 Reading 720 New Forest 100 Oxford 75 Slough 27
Extra engineers and support staff have been mobilised in order to be able to repair any damage as quickly as possible and welfare vans have been sent out to the Petersfield area. We have also increased call handlers in our emergency centre in Portsmouth.
Safety around the electricity network is crucial at this time and anyone who finds any damage to the network should remain at a safe distance and call our emergency number on 0800 072 7282.
After the terrible storms which have battered the South East the phone and internet lines are still down in some rural areas, such as Rolvenden Layne in Kent. For some - who run a business from home or who have medical needs, it's a serious issue.
David Johns spoke to residents Gill Pooley and Rodney Lonsdale.
A couple from Kent say they had to wait two weeks for full restoration of their power after the storm on Christmas Eve. Sue and Malachi Doyle from Marshside near Chislet say they felt abandoned by UK Power Networks.
Almost every home that lost power in the storms across the South East has now been reconnected. But for many it's meant a Christmas of misery and waiting for repairs. David Johns has visited one couple, Gill and Ian Pooley, who've been without electricity for eight days.