Police say at least 125 trees had fallen in roads across Sussex by 6:30am.
Maintenance crews have been busy removing them. Residents say this one in Brighton's Kemp Town almost hit a house but was stopped by some scaffolding. It did, however, land on three cars.
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Several parked cars were crushed by a tree which came down in high winds in Southampton.
Thursday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
Thursday afternoon's weather for the west of the region