Wind warning for Donegal as Storm Eleanor hits Ireland

03 January, 2018, 01:59 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • WEATHER WARNING Power cuts and mobile disruption expected as Storm Eleanor hits UK

In addition to this they are also forecasting for a band of rain to pass through Cumbria this evening and into Wednesday morning, which has the potential for some river levels to reach Flood Alert thresholds.

There will be a risk of "injuries and danger to life" from flying debris and large waves along the western coast, the warning said.

The first storm of 2018 is due to make landfall this afternoon with Eleanor bringing winds of up to 130km/h.

Exposed areas are set to suffer the worst conditions as Eleanor hits Northern Ireland before crossing to the western coast of northern England and Scotland.

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Carol Holt, the British Environment Agency's flood deputy manager, said that strong winds and large waves, combined with high tides, could trigger coastal flooding from Tuesday until Thursday.

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

The fifth named storm of the season is bringing a "very windy" spell to the United Kingdom through this evening, the night and into Wednesday morning, according to forecasters. Indeed, several people took to Twitter to share videos and pictures of flooding in and around the Galway area.

"Particularly strong and gusty winds could be associated with heavy, blustery showers on Wednesday".

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