A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.

London Ambulance Service say paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman but she was pronounced dead at the scene in the Knightsbridge area.

Several other people across the country were injured by falling branches, and the wind brought down trees onto railway lines.

The Meteorological Office said wind gusts were expected to hit 70 mph (113 kph) in coastal areas.

Heathrow Airport canceled about 100 flights, and some ferry crossings between Britain and Ireland were called off.

Gonzalo battered Bermuda last week with sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) before dumping heavy rain on the Canadian province of Newfoundland and then heading out over the Atlantic.