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In Pictures: Storm Ciara batters UK

Flights, trains and ferries were disrupted, while drivers faced treacherous conditions on the roads.

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Windy weather on the Ayrshire coast at Saltcoats (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Windy weather on the Ayrshire coast at Saltcoats (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Windy weather on the Ayrshire coast at Saltcoats (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Storm Ciara has swept across the UK, with heavy rain and severe gales disrupting travel and causing flooding.

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Waves crash into the wall at Porthleven in Cornwall (Cameron Smith/PA)

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Waves crash into the sea wall at Newhaven in East Sussex (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A windsurfer on Barassie beach in Troon making the most of the massive winds (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Residents in Appleby bail out a front garden after the nearby river flooded streets (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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An RNLI boat going to sea off the coast of Hastings to search for a missing surfer, who was later found safe (Hastings Council/PA)

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The 1414 Faversham to Victoria came across a fallen tree on the tracks (Network Rail Kent and Sussex/PA)

Police attend the scene of a fallen tree blocking Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead
Police attend the scene of a fallen tree blocking Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead (Peter Clifton/PA)

Braving the elements on London's Millennium Bridge
Braving the elements on London’s Millennium Bridge (Aaron Chown/PA)

A fallen tree in the Longlevens area of Gloucester (
A fallen tree in the Longlevens area of Gloucester (Rod Minchin/PA)

Workmen clear up after a tree fell on a speed camera on the Meadway in Tilehurst, Reading
Workmen clear up after a tree fell on a speed camera on the Meadway in Tilehurst, Reading (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Traffic passes through water on the A66 (
Traffic passes through water on the A66 (Owen Humphreys/P{A)

Damage to one of the stands at Wisbech Town Football Club in Cambridgeshire
Damage to one of the stands at Wisbech Town Football Club in Cambridgeshire (Joe Giddens/PA)

Stormy seas at Worthing, West Sussex
Stormy seas at Worthing, West Sussex (Michael Drummond/PA)

Onlookers gaze at waves during the windy weather in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire
Onlookers gaze at waves during the windy weather in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
Flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Manchester City v West Ham United – Premier League – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City fans outside the Etihad Stadium where their Premier League match with West Ham United was called off (Martin Rickett/PA)

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