Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Met Office issue Yellow weather warning for wind

Met Office issue Yellow weather warning for wind

It comes as the country recovers from the heavy rain and strong winds brought about by the fifth named storm of the season on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As well as this a Status Yellow wind warning for Leinster and counties Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford will remain valid until 2:00pm this afternoon.

Storm Eleanor sweeps across Western Europe, causing three deaths and widespread destruction.

WEATHER-weary Brits still reeling from 100mph Storm Eleanor have been warned to expect a fresh blast of destructive gales today.

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

At its peak 55-thousand homes were without power - and tens of thousands remain off the grid.

It had issued a red weather warning overnight with wind speeds reaching 80 miles per hour (129 km/h).

Forecasters have also said temperatures are set to plummet over the weekend thanks to a cold snap.

Heavy winds led the airports in Strasbourg and Basel-Mulhouse on France's border with Germany and Switzerland to close after gusts of more than 110 kilometres per hour were recorded, France's civil aviation authority said, before they were reopened shortly after midday.

A small airplane lies upside down after a squall topled the plane in Buochs Switzerland today
A small airplane lies upside down after a squall topled the plane in Buochs Switzerland today

As well as the problems posed by high winds, the Environment Agency has issued 39 flood warnings and 109 flood alerts, with coastal areas under threat from a combination of a high tide and large waves.

The risky conditions could lead to injuries and a danger of life, as materials and objects go flying.

"Safety is paramount and there are some areas where the high wind speeds may impact on our ability to assess the damage and carry out repairs".

A wave which crashes against the sea wall in Clevedon, Somerset.

"We urge people to stay safe on the coast, take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger trying to take "storm selfies".

"If you're travelling, please check your route before setting off and don't drive through flood water".

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Public transport may be disrupted or cancelled and some bridges are likely to be closed".

The unsafe winds have now wreaked havoc and caused damage on the coast. "Sometimes we won't be able to predict everything that has happened and very unfortunately a number of businesses have been hit in Galway".

About 3,000 homes across Northern Ireland are still without power on Wednesday while 1,000 homes in England and 300 in Wales are without power as well.

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