A WEATHER warning remains in place for Somerset as Storm Eleanor leaves British shores.

Somerset was spared much of the wrath of the storm which has caused devastation in Devon, Cornwall, the South East, the North and parts of Ireland.

But a ‘yellow’ warning for wind remains in place for Somerset until 7pm tonight.

The Met Office said on its website: “Strong winds will continue through much of today.


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“Storm Eleanor is now over the North Sea and although winds are not expected to be as strong as during Tuesday evening and last night, it has left a swath of strong winds in its wake. Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are expected with some journeys taking longer.

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Waves crash into the sea wall at Blue Anchor

“Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also possible, and there is also the potential for some short term loss of power supplies. This is an update to correct a technical error which placed the tick in the incorrect box in the warnings matrix. The level of expected impact is low to reflect the general decrease in winds speeds.”

Although the county got off lightly compared to other parts of the UK, there were still some hairy moments with high tides and strong winds driving pebbles off Minehead beach and water over Porlock Weir.

Winds reached speeds of 50mph in West Somerset with Liscombe being the worst affected with 68mph winds battering the village.

Rainfall was also at a high with 7.2mm of rainfall hitting Liscombe and 4.8mm falling on Dunkeswell from 6pm on Tuesday until about 9am on Wednesday.