Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Status Orange warning issued ahead of Storm Eleanor

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Melissa Porter | 02 January, 2018, 13:02

Storm Eleanor is set to sweep across much of the United Kingdom tomorrow and a yellow weather warning has been put in place for strong winds from midnight tonight to 10pm tomorrow.

Extremely windy and blustery in all areas overnight, with the strongest of the winds early tonight along the east coast, but in Atlantic coastal counties later, where seas will continue very high. Squally showers also, with some hail and thunder in places.

The mild but chilly weather has made way for a status orange weather alert courtesy of Storm Eleanor.

It warns that Storm Eleanor will quickly move across the country on Tuesday evening and into the night, with west to southwest winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting up to 110 to 130 km/h, with damaging gusts expected.

The Environment Agency warned that strong winds and high tides could also bring coastal flooding from Tuesday until Thursday.

However, the weather may not be as enjoyable tomorrow morning as Britain is set to be battered by Storm Eleanor.

"The wind will pick up again later on Tuesday and Wednesday as developing Storm Eleanor heads towards the United Kingdom and Ireland". A period of stronger winds are expected for a short time later today and this evening.