swept across the UK on Sunday, with heavy winds and flooding causing severe damage in several towns. Storm Ciara and the Met Office issued weather warnings for large parts of the country. Flights, trains and ferries were disrupted
In coastal areas and some places inland, winds of up to 80 miles per hour caused havoc as forecasters warned flying debris could lead to injuries or endanger lives.
Pictures released by Network Rail showed a trampoline blocking the tracks in Chelsfield, south London and rail companies in England, Scotland and Wales have urged passengers not to travel.
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And a North Wales Twitter user shared footage of rough seas flooding roads and bringing water to his front door on Tremadoc Bay in Criccieth, Gwynedd.
“This is quite an exceptional storm and I haven’t seen wind this strong for quite a few years,” 58-year-old company director Gethin Jones said.
Drivers were warned they face treacherous conditions with reports of fallen trees and other debris blocking roads, while firefighters in Blackpool had to rescue a motorist whose car got stuck in deep floodwater.
Gusts of 86 miles per hour were recorded in Capel Curig, in North Wales, at midnight, while the Isle of White saw 81mph winds on Sunday morning, while Cumbria saw 151.8mm of rain in 24 hours.
A trampoline fell on to tracks near Bickley on the Victoria/Chatham main line, as Storm Ciara hit the UK. (PA) Waves crash over a lorry on Blackpool waterfront on Monday in the aftermath of Storm Ciara. (PA) A Toyota car is removed from a sinkhole which appeared overnight in Hatch Road, Brentwood. (PA) Snowy conditions at the Tan Hill Inn in Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales after Storm Ciara. (PA) Residents begin to clean up their homes in the flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. (PA) The DFDS Calais Seaways crashes through waves as high winds continue to effect ferry services at The Port of Dover in Kent. (PA) A cycle rack engulfed by floodwater after the River Ouse burst its banks in York. (PA) A flooded Tesco supermarket car park in Carlisle in the aftermath of Storm Ciara. (PA) The scene in York after the River Ouse burst its banks. (PA) A resident sweeps floodwater from a property in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. (PA) A fan arrives in the heavy rain for the Premier League match at Bramall Lane between Sheffield United and AFC Bournemouth. (PA) Workmen clear up after tree fell on speed camera and damaged it on The Meadway in Tilehurst. (PA) A fallen tree on power lines in Newborough near Peterborough, as Storm Ciara hits the UK. (PA) Damage to one of the stands at Wisbech Town Football Club in Cambridgeshire. (PA) Flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. (PA) Flooded streets in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, as Storm Ciara hits the UK. (PA) A fallen tree in the Longlevens area of Gloucester. (PA) People struggling in the wind in Troon in Ayrshire. (PA) Storm Ciara sends waves crashing over houses in Lyme Regis, Dorset. (PA) Flooding in Hawes, North Yorkshire. (PA) The Environment Agency has issued hundreds of flood alerts. (PA) Severe weather warnings are in place until Monday morning. (PA) Network Rail Kent released a photo of a trampoline on the railwayline between Sevenoat and Orpington. (PA) The Women's Six Nations match between Scotland and England at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow was postponed. (Getty) Waves crash into the wall at Newhaven in East Sussex. (PA) A fallen tree blocking the street in Wigan. (PA)