Amber Warning as Storm Eleanor hits Yorkshire

  • Amber Warning as Storm Eleanor hits Yorkshire

Amber Warning as Storm Eleanor hits Yorkshire

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

The Met Office says Storm Eleanor will batter the coastline between 6pm and 8am tomorrow.

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.

Ireland is set to be hit by the first storm of 2018 as Storm Eleanor is set to sweep in from the Atlantic with counties across the middle the country worst hit including Longford.

High tide in Blackpool will be at around 11.30am.

Later this afternoon they will also be looking to issue Flood Warnings for areas along the coast where we forecast potential flooding of properties.

We will experience heavy rain this morning but this will soon give way to sunny spells and showers. Indeed, several people took to Twitter to share videos and pictures of flooding in and around the Galway area.

"If you're travelling, please check your route before setting off and don't drive through flood water".

She said the agency's frontline teams will be out checking defences and may close coastal flood gates.

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

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