Scotland braces for Storm Eleanor

03 January, 2018, 01:58 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • WEATHER WARNING Power cuts and mobile disruption expected as Storm Eleanor hits UK

Dozens of warnings and alerts have been issued across large parts of the country, with high winds and some localised flooding expected. This indicates that flooding is expected, and that "immediate action" is required.

The yellow warning has been adjusted to bring the northern boundary southwards, and to combine with the warning previously in force for Wednesday. Some western coastal areas could see gusts of 80mph.

"The risk is mainly to low lying and coastal properties, and forecast to be a similar event to that we saw in January 2014". Indeed, several people took to Twitter to share videos and pictures of flooding in and around the Galway area.

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"Land, roads and some properties could flood and there could be travel disruption".

However, late afternoon, weather officials issued a second amber wind warning.

Britain is braced for a wet and windy start to 2018, with two weather warnings issued for this week about wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour (mph), or some 129 kilometres per hour (kph), as Storm Eleanor approaches. This is in effect from 7.30pm until 4am tomorrow.

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The Met Office said the storm, part of an unsettled low-pressure system, will hit the United Kingdom tonight, and continue to rage on Wednesday, bringing snow across higher ground and rain for the rest of us, as well as gales.

Storm Eleanor is the fifth named storm to hit the United Kingdom this winter.

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