Storm Eleanor – live updates: 1000’s of homes left without vitality as UK hit by 100mph winds

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Storm Eleanor has struck the UK in a single day, bringing storm-drive winds, flooding and vitality cuts to thousands of homes.

Forecasters warned lives could well well be at probability from flying debris as the fifth-named storm of the season arrived on Tuesday evening.

The Met Diagram of business said Immense Dun Fell, the second best seemingly height in England’s Pennines, became hit by 100mph winds in a single day, whereas parts of Northern Eire suffered gusts of as much as 90mph.

An amber climate warning became issued for southern parts of Northern Eire and northerly England in addition to southern fringes of Scotland in a single day.

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The Met Diagram of business warns this can also stay windy as of late in some unspecified time in the future of parts of Britain.

Flood warnings stay in dispute in Scotland after Storm Eleanor swept in some unspecified time in the future of the country.

Fourteen notices had been issued by the Scottish Ambiance Safety Company (Sepa) for Wednesday, largely overlaying Dumfries and Galloway.

Warnings cling additionally been issued for Grangemouth, Culross, Longannet and Kincardine in the central and Fife areas.

The fifth storm of the season has moved into the North Sea nonetheless Met Diagram of business warnings for high winds stay in dispute till Wednesday evening.

The Met Diagram of business has equipped an update as to what to await later in the day.


It could be flooding in Galway, nonetheless the local are quiet enjoying a pint or two in the Salt Home Bar.


A yellow climate warning is going to remain in dispute in Northern Eire till 6pm on Wednesday evening.

The Humber Bridge, which carries around 120,000 vehicles a week, is in the imply time closed to lorries as a result of unsafe winds.

In Cornwal, a tide-battered harbour wall in Portreath has in part collapsed

Cornwall Police said they had been called at around 5.50am due to a extraordinarily high tide and water coming on to the road.


Closer to shore, cracks began to create in the harbour wall and water poured by design of it, whereas some steps collapsed.


A spokeswoman for Cornwall Police said a 25ft to 30ft share became later swept additional out to sea.


She said: « There could be not the kind of thing as a probability to somebody, Highways England are inserting baggage alongside the road and there are boundaries up to boot. »

A collision between a car and a tanker on the busy M62 has stopped traffic on the eastbound carriageway.

Meanwhile in Galway, Eire, residents are having to position up with worthy extra thanks for Storm Eleanor.

The Met Diagram of business has limited print on the windiest regions in the UK in a single day. Grent Dun Fell is the second best seemingly height in the Pennines.

Valid morning and welcome to The Independent‘s live updates as Storm Eleanor continues to batter Britain. Protect tuned for the total latest news, chase disruption, and climate warnings.

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Round 22,000 homes in Northern Eire and rankings extra in England had been tormented by vitality cuts.

Northern Eire Electrical energy Networks said it restored supply to 10,000 properties nonetheless one other 12,000 would be without vitality in a single day.

A spokesman said: « It could well per chance be very refined to make repairs because we must reflect of the protection of our workers, most repairs will delivery at dawn. »

The Humber Bridge became closed to high sided vehicles and caravans on Wednesday morning as a result of mighty winds.

Plenty of roads had been closed due to fallen trees and motorists had been warned to encourage a long way flung from all nonetheless wanted chase.

In England virtually 2,000 homes had been hit by vitality cuts in the Midlands, in addition to around 700 in the South West and 460 in Wales.

The Ambiance Company issued sixty 5 flood warnings and dozens of indicators in some unspecified time in the future of the country.

The Dartford Crossing bridge became closed in a single day on Tuesday as a result of unsafe wind speeds and is due to reopen in time for morning creep hour.

Vince Crane, of the AA, suggested drivers to remove additional care in the worsening prerequisites.

He said: « Avenue prerequisites can fleet deteriorate in some unspecified time in the future of very heavy rainfall, with drains changing into swamped or blocked and standing water inflicting surface spray, diminished visibility and potentially main to flooding.

« Drivers will must remove additional care and depend on delays, even on motorways.

« Strong or unexpected gusts of wind are extra likely on delivery stretches of road, when passing bridges or gaps in hedges, or when overtaking high-sided vehicles. »

In Eire, roads had been closed in parts of Galway due to flash flooding, whereas around Fifty five,000 ESB Networks customers had been left without vitality on Tuesday evening.

A yellow climate warning overlaying Wales, England, most of Northern Eire and parts of Scotland became in dispute in a single day to Wednesday.

There will more than likely be a probability of « injuries and effort to life » from flying debris and tidy waves alongside the western soar, the Met Diagram of business said.

Meteorologist Emma Sharples said: « There could be at probability of be some disruption per chance to public transport, bridges and other public products and services equivalent to cellphones and other folks can also quiet remove into myth that there could well well be debris to boot. »

In Wales, other folks had been suggested to encourage a trusty distance from the ocean as Natural Resources Wales (NRW) issued a series of flood warnings for the south-east, south-west and north coasts.

Ceri Jones, from NRW, said: « Substantial waves can also overtop defences and throw up debris – this can also without effort enviornment off spoil or knock you off your feet. »

Pembrokeshire County Council additionally issued a warning for several areas, together with Amroth and Newgale, where overtopping waves can also enviornment off disruption.

Extra reporting by PA

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