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Gareth blows in an 80mph storm

Heavy weather:
A ferry arriving
at Dover in rough
seas yesterday PICTURE: PA

FERRY services were disrupted and motorways flooded as Storm Gareth brought 80mph gales and heavy rain yesterday.

P&O Ferries were forced to cancel and delay services, while waves of up to 30ft were predicted in western Scotland last night.

The disruption on the south coast caused tailbacks on the M20, while several roads — including parts of the M6 in Lancashire — were flooded.

They’re not put off: Racegoers in Cheltenham PICTURE: PA
Tailbacks: Lorries wait to get into the Port of Dover PICTURE: PA

The gales battered Dawlish in Devon, where huge waves slapped the seafront. In Wales, 122 Kashmiri goats fled their mountain habitat to invade Llandudno in search of shelter.

Hardy racegoers at the Cheltenham Festival were rewarded when an early morning deluge cleared up.

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind weather warning for today covering most of England, Wales and western Scotland with ‘possible disruption’ to transport and electricity supplies.

Wind and rain is predicted tomorrow, with drier and brighter conditions before the weekend.

Very high tide: Waves lash the seafront in Dawlish PICTURE: GETTY
Herd the news: Kashmiri goats invade Llandudno PICTURE: WALES NEWS