Published: Wed, January 03, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Scotland braces for Storm Eleanor

Scotland braces for Storm Eleanor

Turning drier for a time this afternoon with a few showers, but further rain and strong wind arriving later.

"There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life, as well as minor property damage, from flying debris", it said.

The year is about to get off to a windy start, with the latest named storm, Storm Eleanor, due to blast across the United Kingdom tonight, bringing rain, snow, and winds of up to 80mph.

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

Met Éireann predicted counties such as Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, South Galway, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary would be especially affected by the storm, which has been named Eleanor.

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The Met Office has issued Amber and Yellow warnings for the United Kingdom as Storm Eleanor sweeps in.

There will be very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also.

Their chief forecaster said: "Severe gales will affect western and southern coasts this evening and overnight, with a very squally feature bringing a short spell of intense rainfall and very strong gusts to some inland localities".

The warning is valid from 4pm today (Tuesday) until 10pm tonight.

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

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