28th February 2020

In_pictures Storm Ciara: In pictures

In_pictures 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.

in_pictures Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of EnglandImage copyright
AFP

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Large areas of the UK were covered by an amber warning for very strong winds, which hit the south coast of England on Sunday morning

in_pictures Storm Ciara hits NewcastleImage copyright
Stacey Witherow

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Parts of the promenade were closed in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland as the storm moved in during the day

in_pictures People walk through flying sea foam spray on Sunday in Porthcawl, WalesImage copyright
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There was strong sea spray in Porthcawl, Wales

in_pictures Flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, CumbriaImage copyright
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The storm also brought widespread flooding. The town of Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria was submerged after the River Eden burst its banks

in_pictures Flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, CumbriaImage copyright
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Residents in the area were left battling to protect their homes

in_pictures Geese swimming in flooded Hebden BridgeImage copyright
AFP

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As the floodwaters rose in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, geese swam in the streets

in_pictures Flooded houses in Mytholmroyd, northern England, after the River Calder burst its banksImage copyright
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Homes were also flooded in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire

in_pictures The roof of a submerged car is pictured in a flooded street in Mytholmroyd, northern EnglandImage copyright
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One car in the area was completely submerged by the water

in_pictures The River Tweed busts its banks in the Scottish BordersImage copyright
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Water from the River Tweed submerged trees in the Scottish Borders near Peebles

in_pictures Sheep cut off by a flooding River Tweed in The Scottish BordersImage copyright
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This group of sheep became stranded as a result

in_pictures Firefighters rescuing a person in BlackpoolImage copyright
South Shore Fire Station

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Drivers 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

in_pictures Police attending the scene of a fallen tree blocking Furze Platt Road, MaidenheadImage copyright
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Fallen trees and other debris blocked roads during the storm

in_pictures A fallen tree on power lines in Newborough near PeterboroughImage copyright
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This tree in Newborough, near Peterborough, fell on power lines. Thousands of people were without electricity across the UK amid the severe weather conditions

in_pictures Waves crash over the wall at Newhaven Harbour, East SussexImage copyright
AFP

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Flood warnings were issued around the UK, while airports cancelled dozens of flights, and ferry passengers faced delays and cancellations

in_pictures Cars drive through floodwater in ManchesterImage copyright
Reuters

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Sporting 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

in_pictures A person leans into the wind in West Bay, DorsetImage copyright
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But despite the disruption, some in West Bay, Dorset, enjoyed leaning into the strong winds

in_pictures Body boarders ride the stormy waves at Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, WalesImage copyright
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Meanwhile, body boarders took advantage of the stormy waves at Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, in Wales

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