Storm Eleanor has already claimed the roads of one Irish city

   BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES Two low pressure systems are heading towards the UK this week

In the capital, winds are likely to rise as high as 45mph, bringing torrential rain overnight.

Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life, while some damage to buildings is likely, it has said.

The Chief Forecaster said: "A swathe of strengthening winds is expected to affect England and Wales, arriving in the west initially, before pushing eastwards during the early hours of Wednesday".

In addition to the alerts made by the EA, the Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for high winds in the north west, valid from 6pm until 6pm tomorrow.

The Met Office said the storm, part of an unsettled low-pressure system, will hit the United Kingdom tonight, and continue to rage on Wednesday, bringing snow across higher ground and rain for the rest of us, as well as gales.

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WX CHARTS BRACE YOURSELF Weather models show a band of low pressure sweeping towards the UK

However, late afternoon, weather officials issued a second amber wind warning.

The Environment Agency has warned that strong winds and high tides could bring coastal flooding until Thursday. Indeed, several people took to Twitter to share videos and pictures of flooding in and around the Galway area.

"Our frontline teams are on the ground, checking defences and may close coastal flood gates".

"Wednesday daytime sees a very blustery day, with squally gusts accompanying showers in many areas".

"Drivers will need to take extra care and expect delays, even on motorways".

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