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Three people killed as Storm Eleanor batters western Europe

Three people killed as Storm Eleanor batters western Europe

Storm Eleanor cut power to 200,000 households in northern France, while 27,000 were still without electricity in Ireland yesterday.

National Resources Wales issued flood warnings that will last into today for Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Borth and Clarach Bay.

A yellow warning is still in place for Wales, England, most of Northern Ireland and parts of southern Scotland after up to 100 miles per hour winds were recorded overnight.

Tens of thousands of people are without electricity, and air travel has come to a halt.

The Environment Agency has warned that the combination of strong winds and high tides could cause some coastal flooding in the UK.

The Met Office said it will be -10C (14F) in Scotland, gradually warming to -3C (27F) in the south of England on Saturday night.

"As the unsettled weather continues, large waves combined with high tides could lead to coastal flooding over the next few days, particularly in the west and South West of England", said flood duty manager Neil Davies.

Met √Čireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack said high winds would hit the south and west coasts on Wednesday night and the south coast on Thursday morning.

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A five-car crash on the M25 early this morning sparked huge tailbacks between junctions six and five - and more weather-related delays are expected across the country.

Mr Hogan said adequate warning had been given to local authorities in relation to Storm Eleanor, but there were always limitations as storms can change direction. Trees, branches and other flying debris were reported as having brought down power lines and poles.

The Met Office said gusts of 100mph were recorded at Great Dun Fell in Cumbria at 1am, while recordings of 90mph were made at Orlock Head in Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening.

Parts of Galway city were hit by flooding.

It comes as the United Kingdom wakes up to assess the damage and destruction caused by Storm Eleanor as it brought hurricane-level winds and widespread flash flooding in some parts of the country.

In the Republic high winds left at least 55,000 properties with no power as games swept in from the Atlantic.

Roughly 3,000 homes in Northern Ireland are without power, but 20,000 homes which lost power have had it restored.


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