UK Weather: Storm Eleanor Sees Thousands Without Power As 100mph Winds Batter Britain

Thousands of homes are still without power after the UK was hit with winds of up to 100mph as Storm Eleanor swept across the country. 

The fifth-named storm of the season arrived late on Tuesday and while the Met Office said early Wednesday that it was “moving out into the North Sea”, many Yellow warnings remained in place.

Northern Ireland Electricity said around 20,000 customers had suffered power outages and by 7am, 3,000 households were still affected. The BBC further reported that 2,700 properties were affected in England – 2,000 of which were in the Midlands – and 460 in Wales.

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