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Storm Eleanor cuts power and floods streets amid warnings of gales

03 January 2018, 01:06 | Kenneth Drake

Weather You are advised to plan ahead- especially if travelling

WEATHER WARNING Power cuts and mobile disruption expected as Storm Eleanor hits UK

Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and wind directions. This indicates that flooding is expected, and that "immediate action" is required.

The stormy conditions will also co-incide with high tides in many areas. It originally issued a yellow warning, but has now upgraded it to amber.

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

It will remain in place until 2pm on Wednesday January 3. Take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger trying to take storm selfies, ' she said.

A yellow weather warning has been issued across the South-east ahead of the arrival of Storm Eleanor tonight (Tuesday).

A wind warning is in place for Dublin, Galway, Clare, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Limerick and Tipperary. This is in effect from 7.30pm until 4am tomorrow.

The forecaster says: "Southwest to west winds of mean speeds 55 to 65 kmph, gusting 90 to 110 kmph, will develop later this afternoon and evening and will continue overnight and through Wednesday".

The fifth named storm of the season is to batter the country later this evening and early on Wednesday, according to the Met Office.



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