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Windy weather warning as Storm Eleanor sweeps into the Anglia region

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in the Anglia region as Storm Eleanor crosses the north of the UK. Credit: Jay Clark

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in the Anglia region as Storm Eleanor crosses the north of the UK overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday.

The warning is in force from 6pm on Tuesday 2 January until Wednesday 3 January 2017

The Met Office says public transport may be disrupted or cancelled and some bridges are likely to be closed.

Highways England has decided to close the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk from 9pm on Tuesday evening and it is like to remain closed through Wednesday morning's rush hour.

The Met Office also says that power cuts and disruption to other services (mobile phones for example) may also occur, while injuries from flying debris are possible.

Storm Eleanor will cross the north of the UK with winds gusting up to 60-70 mph in some parts of the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office

"Storm Eleanor continues to develop and will move eastwards during Tuesday evening and there is now increased confidence of a spell of very strong winds affecting southern counties of Northern Ireland, which will then move eastwards across parts of southern Scotland and northern England overnight before clearing into the North Sea early on Wednesday morning.

"Gusts of 70 mph are likely quite widely, and 80-90 mph gusts are possible along exposed Irish Sea coasts."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment