Met Eireann issues fresh weather warning as new storm approaches

Met Eireann issues fresh weather warning as new storm approaches

Met Eireann issues fresh weather warning as new storm approaches

A spokesman said: "Storm Eleanor will move in off the Atlantic later this afternoon and will move very quickly across the country this evening". If you are in areas affected by the flood warnings please be prepared and where necessary take action to protect property, friends and family.

The storm is threatening Ireland and the west of the United Kingdom with winds of up to 90mph, putting lives at risk, the Met Office has said.

It comes as a yellow warning for wind remains in place from 6pm on Tuesday until 6pm on Wednesday.

It's the fourth weather warning to come into effect as Storm Eleanor arrives in Ireland.

Gales, with gusts of 60mph to 70mph, are likely.

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.

"Gusts of 50 to 60mph are likely quite widely within the warning area, whilst gusts of 70 to 80mph may affect exposed coastal areas in the west and south".

Forecasters said there was a "small chance" of injuries and danger to life from waves and "beach material".

"The wind will pick up again later on Tuesday and Wednesday as developing Storm Eleanor heads towards the United Kingdom and Ireland".

The Environment Agency warned earlier that strong winds and high tides could bring coastal flooding from Tuesday until Thursday.

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