Storm Eleanor on the way

Storm Eleanor on the way

Met Éireann predicted counties such as Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, South Galway, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary would be especially affected by the storm, which has been named Eleanor.

Video from Galway show the city's docks flooded, streets under water and even people driving along the seafront as huge waves endanger their vehicle.

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

The Met Office yellow warning is in force from 18:00 on Tuesday until 08:00 on Wednesday.

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.

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Gales, with gusts of 60mph to 70mph, are likely. Western coastal areas could see gusts of up to 90mph.

"With Storm Dylan continuing to disrupt the nation, we are offering just evens for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in mainland United Kingdom this week, while we are not ruling snowfall in London", added Hill.

She added: "The strong winds coincide with high tides in some western areas which could lead to large waves which could have some impact as well".

The warning was issued at 5am this morning and is in place from 4pm today until 9pm on Wednesday.

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