Status Yellow wind warning in place for Leitrim as Storm Eleanor approaches

Status Yellow wind warning in place for Leitrim as Storm Eleanor approaches

Eleanor will be the fifth United Kingdom storm to be named this winter.

The unsafe winds have now wreaked havoc and caused damage on the coast.

Watch out for fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road. Over 400 incidences of weather related damage to the network disrupted electricity supplies to the southern counties of Northern Ireland last night.

"This is an update to remove the warning from southern Scotland while including the whole of Northern Ireland".

A video from Galway in the Republic of Ireland shows the city docks flooded as rising water breached defenses and police and council workers were blocking streets, diverting traffic and handing out sandbags.

"Gusts on Wednesday morning are expected to reach 45 to 50 miles per hour in places inland while along the coasts gusts as high as 65 miles per hour are likely".

Local meteorological department Met Eireann said that Eleanor, which swept across the country from west and southwest towards northeast since Tuesday evening, has cleared the country, but damaging inland gusts are still likely.

The 2,700 customers who are still without electricity are mainly in counties Down and Armagh, according to NIE Networks.

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In Ireland, the storm brought heavy winds and flooding, with Met √Čireann issuing a status Orange wind.

The Dartford Crossing bridge was closed overnight on Tuesday due to the risky wind speeds and is due to reopen in time for morning rush hour. "Please take extra care if you're out and about this morning #SlowDown - you never know what's around that corner".

Other areas of the west and south are also expected to experience "very windy" conditions.

Yellow severe weather warnings covering the whole of England and Wales are also in place.

Ceri Jones from Natural Resources Wales said that the advice is "to keep at a safe distance from the coast, and from piers and promenades which will be particularly exposed".

Forecasters also say there is a "danger to life" from beach material being thrown up onto the coast.

'It could cause delays an disruption overnight and tomorrow.