Storm Eleanor - coastal flood warning issued for Cumbria

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     FEROCIOUS Powerful winds will send huge tidal waves crashing against Britain's coasts

In addition to this they are also forecasting for a band of rain to pass through Cumbria this evening and into Wednesday morning, which has the potential for some river levels to reach Flood Alert thresholds.

The year is about to get off to a windy start, with the latest named storm, Storm Eleanor, due to blast across the United Kingdom tonight, bringing rain, snow, and winds of up to 80mph.

Exposed areas are set to suffer the worst conditions as Eleanor hits Northern Ireland before crossing to the western coast of northern England and Scotland.

There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, roads and coastal properties, along western and southern coasts.

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The Met Office has issued Amber and Yellow warnings for the United Kingdom as Storm Eleanor sweeps in.

However, late afternoon, weather officials issued a second amber wind warning.

There ia risk of coastal flooding also with very high seas along Atlantic coasts.

The storm is threatening Ireland and the west of the United Kingdom with winds of up to 90mph, putting lives at risk, the Met Office has said. If you are in areas affected by the flood warnings please be prepared and where necessary take action to protect property, friends and family. Leading to a very windy start to the day tomorrow.

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