A Met Office weather warning for wind is in force this morning as Storm Eleanor sweeps across the UK.

Wind gusts hit speeds of 60mph overnight across Swindon, and are forecast to stay at between 45-50mph for the rest of the morning. 

Elsewhere, Storm Eleanor has lashed the UK with winds of up to 100mph, leaving thousands of homes without power and hitting transport links.

Widespread disruption is expected on today after the storm swept across the country overnight carrying heavy rain, hail and dramatic thunder and lightning.

Several major bridges were closed due to high winds and there were numerous reports of fallen trees blocking roads including the M25. 

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Overturned vehicles forced closures on the A1M near Hatfield in Hertfordshire, the M6 near Lancaster and M5 near Worcester, where a recovery operation was under way to clear up the contents of a lorry left spilled on the road.

The Met Office said gusts of 100mph were recorded at Great Dun Fell in Cumbria at 1am, while wind speeds reached 90mph at Orlock Head in Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening.

In Cornwall, a harbour wall was destroyed by waves, which have reached 30ft and forecasters are warning of potential for injury from flying debris.