Britain has been hit by strong winds as a result of Hurricane Gonzalo Getty

A woman has died after being hit by a falling tree during strong winds in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo brings severe weather to the UK.

London Ambulance Service confirmed the woman died at the scene after she was crushed by a tree opposite Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge.

The incident occurred after the Met Office warned of strong winds and heavy rain as the powerful storm that hit Bermuda crossed the Atlantic towards Britain.

Some areas could be hit with winds as much as 80mph, while airports and train operators have warned passengers to expect disruption to their journeys because of the weather.

A London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 11.40am to reports of a tree fallen on person on Kensington Road in SW7.

"We sent an ambulance crew, a responder by car, an advanced paramedic, a medical team from London's Air Ambulance by car and a duty officer to the scene.

"Sadly, despite our attempts to resuscitate the patient, a woman died at the scene."

Elsewhere, three people were injured in Southwick, West Sussex after they were hit by a falling tree, but their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Police said the women, including one in a wheelchair, were all "conscious and breathing" when they were taken to hospital.