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Last Updated: Friday, 19 January 2007, 14:17 GMT
In pictures: Coastal

Peel Castle

BBC News website readers have been sending in their pictures of storm battered coasts. Dave Kneen: "I took this at high tide at Peel Castle, Isle of Man."


Barbara Callister: "This picture was taken at high tide in Castletown. I had a hard job standing against the wind."


RM Arnold: "During the storm in Emsworth, one boat was safe and the second arrived at the top of the slipway, complete with all its mooring sinker and chain moments later."

Flooded road

Mark Shipley: "In Sandside, South Cumbria, the winds have whipped the tide into a frenzy with wave crests reaching a height of about 1.5m."


Chris Trainor: "Needles and freshwater bay with 100mph gusts...

Seafront at Freshwater Bay

... and Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight - shows seafronts were best avoided as the storms took hold.

Dover seafront

Peter Dutfield: "Dover seafront taken during the storms."

Brighton pier

Paul Oregan: "A picture of just how powerful the storm was here in Brighton."

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