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Storm Eleanor set to bring 80mph winds to the Border region

Whitehaven, Cumbria Photo: PA

Coastal communities across the Border region are being warned of potential 80mph winds as Storm Eleanor heads for the UK.

The fifth named storm of the season will bring a "very windy" spell to Cumbria and south-west Scotland on Tuesday night and Wednesday, forecasters said.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as communities along the coast will be vulnerable to high waves throwing beach material onto sea fronts.

The warning predicts gales with gusts of 60mph to 70mph are likely while some western coastal areas have a chance of seeing gusts of up to 80mph.

Port William, south-west Scotland Credit: John Lindsay

Forecasters say there is a small chance of injuries and danger to life. Power cuts and transport disruption are also possible.

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The Environment Agency warned earlier that strong winds and high tides could bring coastal flooding from Tuesday until Thursday.

There is currently a flood warnings in place across Cumbria Dumfries and Galloway as properties and roads have the danger of flooding during high tide.

For the full list of flood warnings in the region click here.

The Environment Agency's flood duty manager 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."

– Carol Holt, flood duty manager, The Environment Agency
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