LONDON: The Met Office has warned of possible injuries and a danger to life from 80mph winds as Storm Eleanor barrels towards the UK.
Eleanor, the fifth named storm of the season, is set to bring strong winds and heavy downpours as she moves eastwards across the country on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
The storm, which follows Dylan last week, has sparked a Met Office weather alert warning of high tides, power cuts, flying debris and transport disruption.
The two warnings are in place for the whole of England, Wales and most of Northern Ireland.
A huge swathe of the UK has been hit with a yellow weather warning for wind.
The Met Office issued the warning for vast parts of Britain including the capital for 24-hours from 6pm tonight.
A statement posted on the forecaster’s website read: “Public transport may be disrupted or cancelled and some bridges are likely to be closed.
Power cuts and disruption to other services (mobile phones for example) may also occur, while injuries from flying debris are possible.”
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 2, 2018