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Storm Eleanor TRACKER: Watch Storm Eleanor LIVE as winds batter Britain

WATCH Storm Eleanor live tracker as the brutal 80mph winds plough through the UK causing massive disruption.


Storm Eleanor smashed into Ireland and the British Isles on Tuesday evening bringing hurricane-like winds. 

The powerful storm left thousands of people without power and caused minor flooding in parts of Ireland. 

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the whole of England and Wales as the weather system descended on the UK.

In the footage from the live tracker, the mesmerising weather graphic shows the winds sweep over the country.

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Storm Eleanor tracker: The hurricane-like winds swept across Britain

WATCH STORM ELEANOR LIVE TRACKER HERE

The Met Office said gusts of 100mph were recorded at Great Dun Fell in Cumbria at 1am, while wind speeds reached 90mph at Orlock Head in Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening.

The weather service said this morning: “Public transport may be disrupted or cancelled and some bridges are likely to be closed.

“Power cuts and disruption to other services (mobile phones for example) may also occur, while injuries from flying debris are possible.

Public transport may be disrupted or canceled and some bridges are likely to be closed

The Met Office

“Combined with a period of high tides, it is likely that some western coastal communities will be affected by large waves and spray, and again there is a chance that.”

The Environment Agency has also issued 45 flood warnings and 78 flood alerts across England as Storm Eleanor brings torrential rain to the UK. 

Meteorologist Becky Mitchell said: “Storm Eleanor has swept through and the eye is now crossing the North Sea, although there will continue to be strong gusts through the day.

“We have seen some heavy showers push through across the south of the UK along with hail, loud thunder and lightning, which has woken people up.

“It is possible there will be quite widespread disruption this morning and it is worth checking before you travel.”

The powerful gusts also caused major problems for morning commuters as overturned vehicles forced closures on the A1M, M6 and M5. 

Several major bridges were closed due to the high winds and there have been numerous reports of fallen trees blocking roads across the country. 

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