28th February 2020 in In Pictures In_pictures Storm Ciara: In pictures In_pictures 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. Image copyright AFP Image caption 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 Image copyright Stacey Witherow Image caption Parts of the promenade were closed in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland as the storm moved in during the day Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There was strong sea spray in Porthcawl, Wales Image copyright PA Media Image caption The storm also brought widespread flooding. The town of Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria was submerged after the River Eden burst its banks Image copyright PA Media Image caption Residents in the area were left battling to protect their homes Image copyright AFP Image caption As the floodwaters rose in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, geese swam in the streets Image copyright AFP Image caption Homes were also flooded in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One car in the area was completely submerged by the water Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Water from the River Tweed submerged trees in the Scottish Borders near Peebles Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This group of sheep became stranded as a result Image copyright South Shore Fire Station Image caption 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 Image copyright PA Media Image caption Fallen trees and other debris blocked roads during the storm Image copyright PA Media Image caption This tree in Newborough, near Peterborough, fell on power lines. Thousands of people were without electricity across the UK amid the severe weather conditions Image copyright AFP Image caption Flood warnings were issued around the UK, while airports cancelled dozens of flights, and ferry passengers faced delays and cancellations Image copyright Reuters Image caption 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 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption But despite the disruption, some in West Bay, Dorset, enjoyed leaning into the strong winds Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meanwhile, body boarders took advantage of the stormy waves at Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, in Wales All pictures are subject are subject to copyright.