Weather warning as heavy rain expected to hit West Norfolk

A woman in her 60s has died after a tree is believed to have fallen on her vehicle in Dorset.

Strong winds are forecast and gusts may reach up to 70 miles per hour or more in the most exposed coastal areas in the south, potentially causing flying debris.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "Officers were called at 8.41am today to a report of a collision involving a grey Ford B-max and a tree on Verwood Road between the Alderholt turning and the A31".

The Met Office has issued a number of yellow weather warnings across the south of England and in Wales, while a heavy band of rain could also affect northern Scotland. Dorset police posted a photograph showing scaffolding that had collapsed on to parked cars.

Later in the day, ferry services between Dover and Calais were suspended due to the weather.

The Met Office said gusts of 83mph were recorded in Plymouth and 82mph in Culdrose, Cornwall.

"Those areas affected by the strongest winds may see tiles blown down, damage to trees and power outages".

Luke Miall, from the Met Office, said inland winds of 40mph to 55mph had been reported with gusts of up to 60mph in some areas. Between 30 and 40mm of rain are expected to fall across Wales and south-west England, but the figure could reach 80mm in some places.

Highways England is working closely with the Met Office in monitoring the weather conditions.

"The safety of the public is always our number one priority".

Organisers at Alexandra Palace also said they planned to go ahead tonight despite the weather warnings after carrying out a successful display last night.