Southern England was hit by a major Atlantic storm, which could be its worst in years.
Strong winds blew and heavy rains fell late Sunday.
Two people were killed by falling trees in the severe storm and Sky News reported that a 14-year-old boy, named locally as Dylan Alkins, is feared dead after being swept out to sea on Sunday in Newhaven, East Sussex.
Hurricane-speed winds of up to 100mph swept across the South West, South, South East, the Midlands and the East of England.
Several London Underground and train services were suspended, the port of Dover in Kent temporarily shut after gusts of 65 knots were recorded in the area.
More than 130 flights at Heathrow Airport were cancelled because of the weather.
The Environment Agency said there were 12 flood warnings in place across the South West, the Midlands and the East of England.
But now, Britain is facing another disaster, great blizzards and super cold winter.
Forecasters warn temperatures are about to plunge to the lowest in 100 years, with snow storms or blizzards and ice expected to cause travel chaos and deadly road conditions when temperatures in some areas could fall to minus 6°c and as low as minus 20°c (4°f) through December and January due to clear sky and strong northerly winds.
Tonight’s cold snap is expected to last until the end of the week and temperatures could fall to as low as minus 3°c (27°f) in some places, with snow already falling in the Pennines.
In Saltburn, North Yorkshire, northerly winds have become so strong that they are pushing water back up a cliff.
Mirror News reported that Weather Channel meteorologist Leon Brown said bitter northerly winds would move south today leading to a widespread frost across much of the country.
He said that, “The east will be seeing some of the lowest temperatures of minus 4°c to minus 6°c. During Friday, showers over the north will move south across Scotland with sleet and snow. These showers will continue south on Friday evening giving a covering of snow to the Pennines and possibly the north Midlands and even East Anglia. It will be very icy by Saturday morning.”
MailOnline reported that the cold, drier spell that starts tonight could be only a brief respite from the rain and more heavy showers are expected to return early next week, causing more misery to those trying to combat flood damage.