Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Storm Eleanor: Warning for wind gusts of 80-90mph

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     POWERFUL Strong gusts of 70mph are forecast to batter the UK next week GETTY POWERFUL Strong gusts of 70mph are forecast to batter the UK next week
Ginger Lopez | 03 January, 2018, 02:00

This indicates that flooding is expected, and that "immediate action" is required.

Weather Warning: Code Level Orange, Storm Eleanor will quickly move across the country this evening and early tonight.

Turning drier for a time this afternoon with a few showers, but further rain and strong wind arriving later. Some western coastal areas could see gusts of 80mph.

Carol Halt, the agency's flood duty manager, said: "We urge people to stay safe on the coast - take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger trying to take "storm selfies".

"The risk is mainly to low lying and coastal properties, and forecast to be a similar event to that we saw in January 2014".




Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be affected.

A yellow weather warning been issued for the North East, as parts of the country are to experience wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour overnight.

The warning is valid from 4pm today (Tuesday) until 10pm tonight. This is in effect from 7.30pm until 4am tomorrow.

"The wind will pick up again later on Tuesday and Wednesday as developing Storm Eleanor heads towards the United Kingdom and Ireland".

With Storm Eleanor now in full force, it said that a gust of 139km/h was recorded at Mace Head Galway at 5pm.

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