Gale force winds which have battered parts of the country look set to ease this weekend although the unsettled weather is expected to continue, forecasters have said.
Severe weather warnings were issued for Wales, the South West, the Midlands, London, the South East and eastern parts of the country with winds of up to 65mph.
But Victoria Kettley, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said the area of low pressure over the UK which has brought the blustery conditions should begin to clear on Saturday.
She said: "As this pressure moves into the North Sea, the winds should ease down. The gusts will feel strong this evening across the Midlands and East Anglia, with winds of 40-45mph in Lincolnshire and the Norfolk area.
"By tomorrow, the low pressure should start moving away, with gusts of 30-35mph across the country by midday on Saturday. As the low pressure clears, the showers we have seen should also clear away."
Ms Kettley said outbreaks of rain would continue on Saturday in Scotland and northern England but the rest of the country could see some sunny spells.
But she warned that another area of low pressure is expected to move across parts of the UK on Sunday, bringing wet weather to Wales and the Midlands.
In the heavy rain and high winds on Friday, a teenage motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Brighton Road, Lancing, West Sussex. The rider was taken to Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre for treatment following the accident at 4.25am, Sussex Police said.
Across the country, a number of trees were brought down, including one which crushed a car near Tavistock, Devon, on Thursday afternoon.
Crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service used cutting gear to remove the roof of the vehicle and release a woman who was taken to hospital.