Amber Warning as Storm Eleanor hits Yorkshire

Jan 03, 2018, 01:57
Amber Warning as Storm Eleanor hits Yorkshire

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.

Storm Eleanor, the fifth winter storm of the season, is expected to make landfall this evening.

Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life, while some damage to buildings is likely, it has said.

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The Met Office weather system is now predicted to bring very strong winds later Tuesday, continuing overnight and on Wednesday.

"Local coastal flooding is also possible for parts of the north-east and north-west coast during Wednesday and Thursday".

In the Republic of Ireland, Met Éireann has issued two Status Orange warnings and road users are being urged to travel with care as Storm Eleanor sweeps across the country, with strong winds and flooding in some areas. Indeed, several people took to Twitter to share videos and pictures of flooding in and around the Galway area.

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Dan Harris, its deputy chief forecaster, added: "Later in the week and over the weekend there are signs of a trend to colder conditions, especially in the north, with clearer skies for many and a return of the risk of frost, ice and wintry showers".

"The details of the forecast later this week and into the weekend are extremely uncertain at this stage, so my advice is to keep up to date with the latest forecasts as confidence will increase later in the week".

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