Strong winds hit Britain, one killed

Strong gusts blew down a tree in London, killing a woman Tuesday morning as heavy winds swept parts of Britain, authorities said.

London: Strong gusts blew down a tree in London, killing a woman Tuesday morning as heavy winds swept parts of Britain, authorities said.

The woman died on the spot as a tree was brought down in central London, near the southern edge of Hyde Park, by wind around 11 a.m., Xinhua reported citing London Ambulance Service.

A man in his 30s was also injured after a tree fell on him in Belgravia, central London, at about 12.20 p.m.

Media also reported three other people were injured by a falling tree in Southwick, western Sussex, earlier Tuesday, but none was seriously hurt.

Gusts of up to 70 miles per hour have hit the coast of Wales, while a yellow severe weather warning has been issued for Wales.

Around 350 homes in south, middle and west Wales are left without power, some ferry sailings between Holyhead, a Welsh port city, and Ireland capital city Dublin have been cancelled, while speed restrictions have been set for some roads and bridges, according to media reports.

Strong winds hit western Scotland, northern and eastern Northern Ireland, northwestern England and northern Wales Tuesday morning.

Some flights at Heathrow Airport have been cancelled. Other British airports have not reported damages or cancellations, and the train services are still running well.