In pics: Storm Eleanor batters country

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office

By 8am there were still 3000 customers without power.

A yellow wind warning covering all of southern England, Wales and up to Yorkshire and the Humber will be in place from 8am until 7pm. In all, 30 people were injured, four seriously, in storms in northern and eastern regions of the country and 20 Departements were put on maximum alert due to high winds.

In Ireland, there was flooding, travel disruption and damage to buildings.

In Galway City - busy streets were flooded, leaving homes and businesses under water and drivers stranded. A auto park in Gretna was also flooded.

The Mountain Road has reopened after a lengthy closure.

North of the border, there were 400 separate incidents of damage to the electricity network.

Engineers had worked to restore electricity and all the Tipton properties were re-connected by lunchtime.

Homes and business on Ireland's west coast suffered flood damage and 27,000 were still without electricity on Wednesday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour.

"Although the winds have eased from what they were last night we will still experience strong to gale force westerly winds for the rest of today".

The AA also report that there is flooding on the R152 approximately 2km before Kilmoon Cross and motorists are being asked to avoid the road.

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There will also be high seas in the western half of the United Kingdom today along with the risk of minor coastal flooding. "Damaging gusts likely inland also".

The 2,700 customers who are still without electricity are mainly in counties Down and Armagh, according to NIE Networks.

"ESB Networks teams have now restored power to 123,000 customers, and are working in hard conditions to get the remaining customers still without power back by tonight".

ESB Networks teams from less impacted areas of the country have travelled and are deploying to help their colleagues in the worst impacted areas.

Both the Severn Bridge and the QE Bridge have also been closed due to high winds from the storm.

Vince Crane, of the AA, advised drivers to take extra care in the worsening conditions.

The Met Office added that people should expect further transportation delays when it comes to land, air and sea transport across the country.

A wave which crashes against the sea wall in Clevedon, Somerset.

Contractors should check all scaffolding to ensure it hasn't moved during the storm.

A tree fell on a train track in Ickenham, Greater London, and caused severe delays on the Metropolitan Line.

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