The 68-year-old woman died on Sunday afternoon at her home in Sorgues, not far from Avignon in southeastern France.
She was reportedly closing her window shutters at the time, when a 110 km/hr gust of wind slammed the shutters into her head.
One of the shutters, known as volets in French “smashed the woman's skull”, the local prosecutor said according to the Dauphiné Libéré newspaper.
Emergency crews were unable to revive the woman, who died at the scene.
The strong winds over the weekend saw around 30 calls to emergency services in the area, mostly for structural damages and fallen trees.
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