Storm Eleanor batters the North West

The region has faced more severe weather as Storm Eleanor hits the country.

Blackpool this morning Credit: ITV

Gusts of up to 60 miles per hour have been experienced in Blackpool as winds sweep across the north west, just weeks after flooding in Lancashire. A yellow weather warning is in place.

Strong winds in Blackpool Credit: ITV

Meanwhile the Isle of Man has recorded winds of up to 80mph overnight - both Ben-my-Chree sailings between Douglas and Heysham at 8:45am and 2:15pm are cancelled.

Fallen trees closed the road between Crosby and Ballacraine, at Ballahutchin to Union Mills, and Ballagarey - there was also flooding in Maughold and coastal overtopping around Gansey, Castletown, Laxey and Douglas Promenade.

Michael Street in Peel remains closed due to some building damage.

Emergency services worked throughout the night to clear debris, trees and standing water from roads across the island - Chief Minister Howard Quayle Tweeted: "My thanks to those in emergency/essential services and volunteers who worked through atrocious conditions protecting #iom from the worst of #StormEleanor".

A house in Ballaglass, Maughold is surrounded by water. Credit: Jade Boylan, Twitter

The Met Office says winds should ease into the evening.