'Wheelie bins dancing down the street' - Storm Eleanor hits the UK

'Wheelie bins dancing down the street' - Storm Eleanor hits the UK

Several trees have fallen due to the storm (Stock image)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Storm Eleanor has battered the UK and whilst some have seen terrible weather conditions, others have been more worried about their wheelie bins. 

Winds of up to 100mph were recorded by the Met Office last night (January 2), according to the BBC.

A yellow warning will be in place until 6pm today (January 3) for England and Wales as well as the majority of Northern Ireland and some parts of the south of Scotland.

Roughly 3,000 homes in Northern Ireland are without power, but 20,000 homes which lost power have had it restored. Around 2,700 homes in England have no power whilst 460 homes in Wales are suffering the same issue.

Power failures also affected trains between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge, whilst an object caught in overhead lines between London Paddington and Hayes means less trains are running.

Several fallen trees have blocked the M25 as well as other roads and some major bridges have been closed due to the windy conditions. There have also been overturned vehicles on the M5, M6 and A1M meaning they have been closed.

The storm has now moved to the North Sea and forecasters predict that winds are likely to slow as the day goes on (January 3).

But as many recover from the storm, which kept some wide awake through the night and left one person on Twitter believing she might die, others have been posting more light-hearted tweets about the carnage they've seen on UK streets. 

From wheelie bins to squeaky gates, take a look at the reaction below