Wild winds and flooding are set to continue after severe weather left seven dead, caused travel chaos and cut off power.

More flooding is possible in Western Scotland today, where winds will be up to 60mph. Northwest England and Northern Ireland will also be badly hit.

Yesterday, a man was killed in Britty Common in Somerset when a tree collapsed on the car he was travelling in.

A number of other people are feared dead after going missing at sea in the horrendous weather.

The search off the coast of Cornwall for a woman, believed to have been swept overboard from a cargo vessel by high winds, has now been called off.

But Royal Navy divers are on standby as the search continues for seven fishermen missing in the Irish Sea, several miles from Hook Head in County Waterford.

Using special underwater side-scan sonar devices, it is hoped the divers will be able to locate the trawler Pere Charles on the seabed.

A separate search is resuming for two men missing from the sunken trawler Honey Dew II, which was lost in horrendous conditions a short distance further down the coast.

Around the UK, several people were involved in serious accidents because of high winds which hit 86mph.

These include a 17-year-old girl in Warwickshire who was airlifted to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after her car was hit by tree.

In Wales, around 80,000 homes were left without power after falling trees brought down cables, and in Scotland engineers dealt with 60 power line faults.

Motorists and rail passengers faced disruption because of uprooted trees and flooding, prompting restrictions on a string of major roads and bridges. Ferry services also suffered.

The most severe flooding was around the River Vyrnwy and the River Severn - straddling the English-Welsh border - which were under a Severe Flood Warning.