Amber Warning as Storm Eleanor hits Yorkshire

Amber Warning as Storm Eleanor hits Yorkshire

Amber Warning as Storm Eleanor hits Yorkshire

There will be a risk of "injuries and danger to life" from flying debris and large waves along the western coast, the warning said.

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

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.

The Met Office says Storm Eleanor will batter the coastline between 6pm and 8am tomorrow.

This evening and overnight Storm "Eleanor" will bring a short period of disruptive winds to Cumbria and Lancashire which coincides with a period of high spring tides.

A WARNING was issued to 14 counties earlier today, advising people to stay inside as winds of up to 130 km/h were predicted.

"Local coastal flooding is also possible for parts of the north-east and north-west coast during Wednesday and Thursday". If you are in areas affected by the flood warnings please be prepared and where necessary take action to protect property, friends and family.

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

"Particularly strong and gusty winds could be associated with heavy, blustery showers on Wednesday".

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