A young woman died after a tree fell on her car amid gale force storms battering Ireland.
The 23-year-old died from her injuries after paramedics cut her free from the wreckage, near Mullingar in Co Westmeath.
Gardai were called to the scene on Ballymahon Road, outside Mullingar, at around 4pm.
A tree came down amid high winds and the woman - who was the sole occupant of the car - was trapped inside.
Emergency services worked to free her, and she was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital where she died from her injuries at around 5.30pm.
Strong downpours and gusts of up to 90mph were expected to batter Northern Ireland and north west Scotland throughout the night, with torrential weather making its way through central England too.
The bad weather, caused by an Atlantic depression, saw Stoke City's home tie against Manchester United in the League Cup temporarily suspended due to heavy rain and hailstones.
Referee Mark Clattenburg briefly pulled players off the Britannia Stadium's pitch, reaffirming Stoke's image as a tough place to visit on a wet and windy Wednesday night.
Play was resumed shortly afterwards and United went on to win the quarter-final 0-2.
Forecasters said the torrential rain and gusty conditions affecting England were tied in with the strong winds moving north up the coast of Northern Ireland and into north west Scotland.
At 10pm the Environment Agency had 22 flood warnings in place in England and Wales, with flooding expected and immediate action required.
Warnings were concentrated across the South West, Wales and the North West.
There were also 113 flood alerts, with flooding possible and the public told to "be prepared" throughout the rest of the country.
Police closed the A595 at Moota in Cumbria after the roof was blown off a hotel, with motorists asked to avoid the area.
A roof blew off another property in Seaton and disruption due to trees blocking roads was reported in Whitehaven and Hackthorpe.
There were also delays for train passengers across parts of the South West.
South West Trains reported problems due to trees on the track near Sherborne in Dorset and on a train between Exeter and Axeminster in Devon.
In Sheffield, a Sky Bet Championship football match had to be abandoned this evening when heavy rain left the pitch unplayable.
Sheffield Wednesday's home match against Wigan, at Hillsborough Stadium, was called off early in the second half after large puddles appeared on the playing surface.