Flood Warning For Clare As Storm Eleanor Approaches

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

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

The orange alert is in place for Leinster, Munster and Galway, with a status yellow alert for the rest of the country.

Storm Eleanor is set to sweep across much of the United Kingdom tomorrow and a yellow weather warning has been put in place for strong winds from midnight tonight to 10pm tomorrow.

The State forecaster has a status orange warning (the highest warning that it can issue), which is in place for Donegal and all of Ireland until 9pm tonight (Tuesday). Lowest temperatures will be between 3 and 5 degrees and there'll be further showers along the western coastal areas too, elsewhere will be drier with clear spells.

Coastal roads and properties along Britain's west and south coasts are vulnerable to high waves, with beach material likely to be thrown on to sea fronts.

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The storm will be responsible for 130km/ph winds which began battering the country this morning.

Tuesday night will continue windy with strong southwest to west winds, reaching gale force along western coasts.

A second alert has been issued until late on Wednesday evening with much of England and Wales braced for some very turbulent conditions.

Carol Holt, the Environment Agency's flood duty manager, said the predicted strong winds could lead to coastal flooding from Tuesday until Thursday.

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