Galway battered with 140km/h gusts as Storm Eleanor gains pace

03 January, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • WEATHER WARNING Power cuts and mobile disruption expected as Storm Eleanor hits UK

Environment Agency manager, Jeremy Westgarth, said: "We are preparing for the heavy band of rain and strong winds combined with high tides along the Cumbria and Lancashire coast until Thursday".

Lives could be at risk with winds of up to 80mph expected as Storm Eleanor hits Britain, forecasters have warned.

There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, roads and coastal properties, along western and southern coasts.

"We are monitoring the situation and have issued flood alert and warning in coastal areas".

The storm is threatening Ireland and the west of the United Kingdom with winds of up to 90mph, putting lives at risk, the Met Office has said.

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In addition to the alerts made by the EA, the Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for high winds in the north west, valid from 6pm until 6pm tomorrow.

An amber warning for wind has been issued from 6 p.m.(GMT) on Tuesday until 8 p.m. (GMT) on Wednesday for northeastern and western England, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.

The Met Office has warned of "very strong winds" arriving this evening and continuing overnight.

Vince Crane, of the AA, advised drivers to take extra care in the worsening conditions.

"Wednesday daytime sees a very blustery day, with squally gusts accompanying showers in many areas".

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