Storm Ciara: In pictures

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Storm Ciara swept across the UK on Sunday, with heavy rain and gusts of up to 97mph causing widespread flooding and major disruption on the transport network.

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image captionLarge areas of the UK were covered by an amber warning for very strong winds, which hit the south coast of England on Sunday morning
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image captionParts of the promenade were closed in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland as the storm moved in during the day
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image captionThere was strong sea spray in Porthcawl, Wales
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image captionThe storm also brought widespread flooding. The town of Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria was submerged after the River Eden burst its banks
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image captionResidents in the area were left battling to protect their homes
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image captionAs the floodwaters rose in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, geese swam in the streets
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image captionHomes were also flooded in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire
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image captionOne car in the area was completely submerged by the water
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image captionWater from the River Tweed submerged trees in the Scottish Borders near Peebles
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image captionThis group of sheep became stranded as a result
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image captionDrivers were warned to take extra care during the severe weather. Firefighters in Blackpool had to rescue a stranded driver whose car got stuck in floodwater
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image captionFallen trees and other debris blocked roads during the storm
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image captionThis tree in Newborough, near Peterborough, fell on power lines. Thousands of people were without electricity across the UK amid the severe weather conditions
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image captionFlood warnings were issued around the UK, while airports cancelled dozens of flights, and ferry passengers faced delays and cancellations
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image captionSporting events were cancelled throughout the UK, including in Manchester, which was also hit by floods. Manchester City's Premier League match against West Ham was among the cancellations
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image captionBut despite the disruption, some in West Bay, Dorset, enjoyed leaning into the strong winds
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image captionMeanwhile, body boarders took advantage of the stormy waves at Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, in Wales

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