Storm Ciara left thousands of people without electricity and numerous sporting fixtures were called off. Ferries and flights were cancelled and rail firms urged passengers not to travel.

The high winds even helped a British Airways 747 break the record for the fastest ever subsonic flight from New York to London – hitting a top speed of 825 miles per hour and arriving two hours earlier than scheduled.

At its height Storm Ciara resulted in a danger to life warning and an Amber alert remains in place over large parts of England and for the whole of Wales. There are still more  than 200 local flood warnings in place.

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