'Risk to life' from Storm Eleanor, warns Met Office

Date published: 02 January 2018

There is a danger to life because of flying debris due to winds of up to 90mph as Storm Eleanor approaches, the Met Office is warning.

The threat level has been upgraded to amber across northern England.

The storm has caused flooding and gusts of up to 97mph in the Irish Republic.

The Met Office amber warning - which runs from 7:30pm until 04:00am on Wednesday - says there is a "good chance" of power cuts and mobile phone coverage could be affected.

A yellow warning, for gusts of up to 80mph, is in force until 6:00pm on Wednesday.

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