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Storm Eleanor caused power cuts, travel disruption and flooding across the UK and Ireland.

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image captionParts of Wales received a yellow warning from the Met Office, as Capel Curig in Conwy County was hit with 79mph (127km/h) gusts. Aberystwyth, above, saw high waves on its coastline.
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image captionIn Portreath, Cornwall, a section of the harbour wall was damaged by strong gusts of wind.
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image captionThe west of England also got a battering, with areas like Clevedon, above, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and Portishead all at risk of flooding.
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image captionAhead of the storm, the public was warned of the possibility of falling debris. This picture was sent in of a car hit by masonry in the high winds in Marylebone, London.
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image captionFalling debris also hit this car in Gateshead. Reader Tyler Jewers sent in the picture of the damage to his car.
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image captionThis photograph of huge waves in Alderney, the Channel Isles, was sent in by Jane Robinson.
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image captionA vintage car in Finsbury Park, north London, had a narrow escape, but this house in Margate, Kent, was damaged by the high winds of Storm Eleanor.
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image captionFalling debris in Patchway, near Bristol, broke the windows of one resident's home.
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image captionThere were a number of trampolines spotted in unexpected places after the strong winds, such as this one photographed in Leeds.
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image captionA kite surfer took advantage of the windy weather in Troon, Ayrshire.
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image captionIn New Brighton, Merseyside, waves crashed along the seaside resort.
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image captionDrivers risked treacherous conditions on the seaside in New Brighton.
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image captionThe winds of Storm Eleanor, which reached 100mph (161km/h) in some areas of the UK, whipped up the sea enough to produce a large covering of sea foam in Blackpool.
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image captionThe sea foam, high winds and wet conditions did not deter this jogger in Blackpool.

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