Lives could be at risk from flying debris along the west coast as Storm Eleanor brings 100mph winds to Britain, forecasters have warned.
Coastal flooding, power outages and travel disruption have arrived with the fifth named storm of the winter. Power was being restored to 22,000 homes in Northern Ireland this morning and about 2,700 faced outages in England, mostly in the Midlands and South West. Another 460 properties were affected in Wales.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for the whole of Wales, England, most of Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland. It said that there would be a risk of injuries and danger to life from flying debris and large waves.
Gusts of 100mph were recorded at Great Dun Fell