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Live Reporting

By Shamaan Freeman-Powell and Paul Gribben

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye and stay safe

    That is all from our Storm Ciara live page today.

    Be sure to stay safe, wrap up warm and check the BBC - online, TV and radio - for latest updates.

    Our news story can be read here.

  2. Unusual storm hazard for trains

    Flyaway trampolines have been causing problems on the rail network in England after Storm Ciara blew them onto tracks.

    A Network Rail spokesman said: "In particularly windy weather, our lineside neighbours are asked to help keep the railway free of any unexpected debris by tying down or clearing away garden furniture such as trampolines."

    Read more about the problem here.

  3. What is a mammatus cloud?

    Find out what one looks like, courtesy of a BBC Weather Watcher in Settle, North Yorkshire.

    Mammatus comes from the Latin word "mamma", meaning udder or breast.

    The pouch-like formations typically appear at the base of cumulonimbus storm clouds and they can extend over hundreds of miles.

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  4. Nervous flyers look away now

    Strong winds forced a flight at Heathrow to abort its landing seconds after touching down on the runway.

    A video posted on social media showed a British Airways plane struggling to land during Storm Ciara on Sunday.

    BA was unable to confirm the source of the flight, although it was reported on social media as coming from Abuja, Nigeria.

    The airline said the aircraft went on to land safely after circling the airport.

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    Video caption: Storm Ciara: Plane struggles to land in strong winds at Heathrow Airport
  5. Emergency funding in NI

    In Northern Ireland, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has confirmed that emergency funding is being made available to local councils.

    A yellow weather warning remains in place.

    The Met Office said that warning remains in place until just before midnight.

    Read here for more on the situation in Northern Ireland.

  6. A storm with many names

    Ciara will be a familiar name for many people monitoring the storm in the UK, France, the Irish Republic and the Netherlands. But not so in other parts of Europe.

    In Norway, the storm goes by the name of Elsa. In Germany and Switzerland, it's Sabine.

    So why is this?

    In recent years, several national forecasters have adopted the practice of naming large storms to help the public keep track of severe weather.

    But while Irish, Dutch, French and British have agreed to adopt the same names, Germany and Switzerland have their own separate agreement, as does Norway.

    People watch as a fishing boat navigates stormy seas
  7. Power cuts update

    Western Power Distribution says 12,779 of its customers in the East and West Midlands, the South-West and South Wales do not have any electricity.

    In the UK as a whole about 118,000 people were without power as of 16:00 GMT.

    Energy companies said they had reconnected 421,000 customers since the storm hit and work is continuing to restore electricity to the remaining homes.

  8. Europe grapples with Ciara

    It's not just the UK that's being affected by the high winds and heavy rains brought on by Storm Ciara.

    Across the island of Ireland, thousands of homes have been left without power -coming as ballots are counted for the Irish Republic's general election.

    A woman and child in Denmark had to be rescued after they were swept into the North Sea while walking along a pier.

    France has issued amber warnings - its second-highest level - for 35 regions of the country, including Normandy, the Ardennes and Lorraine.

    Flights and train journeys have also been cancelled in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

    Waves crash against the breakwater during Storm Ciara at Wimereux, France
    Image caption: High seas have led to the cancellation of ferry services in several countries
  9. Scots keep close eye on flood levels

    Scottish Borders Council is warning locals in Galashiels, Selkirk, Kelso and Jedburgh about the possibility of local rivers rising because of heavy rain.

    Scotland's environment agency has issued 61 flood warnings and 15 flood alerts as Storm Ciara continues to hit the country.

    Read here for more updates on the situation in Scotland.

  10. Wales school closures on Monday

    A number of schools in north Wales will be closed on Monday after being damaged in the storm.

    Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy in Llanrwst, will be shut following flooding, while Ysgol y Creuddyn in Conwy will be closed due to a "significant risk that more slates will fall", with school leaders saying they will re-assess the situation in the morning.

    Read here for storm details across Wales.

  11. Latest BBC weather update

    Philip Avery: Expect a 'real raft of showers tonight'

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    Video caption: Storm Ciara lashes the UK with gale-force winds
  12. Watch: Dozens of homes in Bury evacuated

    Anna Jameson

    BBC Manchester

    Dozens of people have gathered at the Castle Leisure Centre in Bury after having to leave their homes in Redvales, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.

    Dozens of homes in the Warth Road area – a mixture of social and privately-owned houses - have been affected after the nearby River Irwell burst its banks.

    People are being given hot drinks, slippers and clothes. They’ve been visited by council leader David Jones and Bury North MP James Daley.

    Scarred by their experiences of Christmas 2015, some residents feel angry that their area has flooded again - and why the flood defences appear not to have worked in all areas of the town.

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