Storm Eleanor set to batter Hampshire with high winds tonight and tomorrow

Storm Eleanor set to batter Hampshire with high winds tonight and tomorrow

Storm Eleanor set to batter Hampshire with high winds tonight and tomorrow

Up to 55,000 ESB Networks customers are also now without power with homes in Mayo, Galway and Leitrim suffering major outages as the country is blasted by gusts of up to 130km/h.

In Northern Ireland about 21,000 customers, mainly across the border counties, were facing cuts to electricity supplies for the a night.

Sandbags and flood defences were breached at Salthill and Spanish Arch - leaving many questioning whether the city was prepared for the storm.

"Towns along the south and west coast remain at risk because of the arrival of strong winds allied with the high tides", Seán Hogan, the chair of the Government's National Emergency Coordination Group, said.

Crews from less affected areas have been mobilized and will travel to assist technicians in the still-affected areas, mainly in the northwest and northeast parts of the country, to restore power to customers there, said the company.

Now there are around 3000 customers without power and NIE Networks teams have been working through the night as part of a widespread effort to restore power.

The forecaster says: "Southwest to west winds of mean speeds 55 to 65 kmph, gusting 90 to 110 kmph, will develop later this afternoon and evening and will continue overnight and through Wednesday".

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Once power is restored, Great Northern will be working to restore the train service to the normal timetable as quickly as possible. "Damaging gusts likely inland also".

In England almost 2,000 homes were hit by power cuts in the Midlands, as well as around 700 in the South West and 460 in Wales.

Neil Davies, flood duty manager for the Environment Agency, said: "Stormy conditions will see strong winds and large waves combine with high tides, which could lead to some flooding along western and south-western coasts of England this week, and along the north Kent coastline tomorrow".

Great Northern are sorry for the problems this disruption may cause you.

"Power cuts and disruption to other services - mobile phones for example - may occur, and there is a small chance of transport disruption or cancellation of public transport".

"Drivers will need to take extra care and expect delays, even on motorways".

"At this time of year there will be lots of people out and about visiting family and enjoying some time off and our advice is to keep at a safe distance from the coast, and from piers and promenades which will be particularly exposed".

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