You’ve heard about her impending arrival on the news and now she has finally arrived. Last night Storm Eleanor arrived in Britain and caused havoc all over the United Kingdom.
Last year there were many major hurricane’s that affected many countries all over the world, it seems to be our turn now as hurricane force winds of 100mph were unleashed, yellow and amber weather warnings were issued over night and will remain in place until later on this evening.
After sweeping across the Atlantic Ocean, Storm Eleanor has so far left up to 100,000 homes without power as trees were ripped from their roots and crashed into power lines, injured several people, caused damage to huge amounts of property and has claimed the life of a tourist who was swept away by a wave.
Many of Britain’s motorways were closed due to overturned vehicles caused by either the strong wind or the poor driving conditions due to the heavy rainfall.
Elsewhere cars remain abandoned due to the burst river banks while coastal towns and villages experienced heavy flooding.
The Environment Agency’s flood duty manager Carol Holt, said: ‘We urge people to stay safe on the coast – take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades, and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger trying to take “storm selfies”‘.
‘If you’re travelling, please check your route before setting off and don’t drive through flood water.’
The weather warning remains until around 7pm when the wind and rain are expected to ease off. Drivers are advised to exercise extreme caution driving home after work tonight.
From 9pm onwards you should experience nothing but clouds through the night before heavy rain returns just in time for us to go back to work the following morning.
After a short spell of heavy rain, things should lighten up going into the weekend before returning to frost conditions over the course of the next week, particularly in the north which has hinted at another spell of snow and ice.
Don’t worry, only another three months until Spring.