Weather warning brought forward as Storm Eleanor heads for East Midlands

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     FEROCIOUS Powerful winds will send huge tidal waves crashing against Britain's coasts

With Storm Eleanor now in full force, it said that a gust of 139km/h was recorded at Mace Head Galway at 5pm.

The fifth winter storm of the season is set to arrive on Wednesday - with residents living on the Fylde coast urged to be aware of the potential impact. If you are in areas affected by the flood warnings please be prepared and where necessary take action to protect property, friends and family.

Storm Dylan has blown over - but now Met Eireann is warning about Storm Eleanor.

Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life, while some damage to buildings is likely, it has said.

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

On its site, the warning reads: "A spell of strong winds is expected later Tuesday, overnight into Wednesday morning".

The yellow warning for wind has been in place since 6pm and will last for 24 hours, covering the majority of England, Wales, and the southern parts of Scotland. Western coastal areas could see gusts of up to 90mph.

"The wind will pick up again later on Tuesday and Wednesday as developing Storm Eleanor heads towards the United Kingdom and Ireland". "Very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also".

Environment Agency officers are on the ground ensuring defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and wind directions.

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