Huge waves hit the coast of Hampshire as winds of up to 99mph were recorded during the overnight storm.
The scene at Stokes Bay in Gosport, shown in our main picture, was typical of conditions along the area’s shoreline.
An inland, the winds brought trees crashing down.
They included a tree down at St Mary’s Church parish centre, Alverstoke, and branches brought crashing down near Bay House School.
Elsewhere in Gosport, a tree has fallen and damaged a garden wall in Vectis Road, while a tree fell on a car in Beauchamp Avenue this morning.
Gosport Borough Council is dealing with 36 reports of trees falling or being damaged due to the wind.
Graeme Jesty, from the council’s emergency planning team, said reports of damage started to come in at around 3pm yesterday.
He said: ‘It then quietened down by about 9pm last night and it all started again from 5am this morning.
‘We’re currently dealing with 36 trees that have been reported in the borough.
‘They’re all being made safe today and then the clean up operation will then take over from that.’
It comes after trees in parks across the borough were damaged by the wind yesterday.
And minor damage was caused to the fascia and roof at Fortune House, in Chilworth Grove, and a wall was damaged in Hardway.
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