Storm Eleanor: What you need to know

A yellow weather warning for gales of up to 70mph is out until late Wednesday morning.

Forecasters have been warning about such extreme conditions - including a combination of high tides and strong winds - as Eleanor is the latest storm to lash Britain this week.

:: Which areas are likely to be most affected?

An Amber warning is in place for Northern England.  A yellow warning (meaning "be aware" the weather conditions might affect you) is issued for Wales, the midlands and southern parts of the UK.

:: Is there a threat to life?

Winds as strong as 70mph are capable of causing structural damage, downing power lines and uprooting trees, so it is important to be aware and travel only if necessary.

It is best to follow official guidance when the storm arrives and the risks become clearer.

:: Will it cause a lot of disruption?

The Met Office says road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected.

:: Should we be worried?

Don't be worried - but it is important to be aware, read the official guidance and check weather broadcasts when the storm arrives.


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