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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
David Kent

Power cuts around the country as Met Éireann's dangerous weather warning takes hold

Parts of Ireland are being battered on Saturday afternoon, as a status yellow storm warning wreaks havoc across the island.

The warning, which is in place for Connacht, Munster and Donegal until 9pm, has been coupled with another status yellow warnng for gales.

It isn't much better in the rest of the country either, with rain showers and even a few hailstones being spotted.

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Members of the public brave the bad weather in Dublin (Collins Photo Agency)

Naturally, the stormy weather has done some damage to trees and roads, with a few power lines also being brought down by the autumnal conditions.

ESB Networks keep the public updated via, and at 4pm on Saturday afternoon it was showing more than 95 incidents where there were faults or faults being fixed in progress.

The yellow warnings came into effect at 8.30am and is valid until 9pm tonight.

The ESB Powercheck site at 4pm on Saturday (ESB)

They say: "Cloud will build from the south through the day, bringing outbreaks of heavy rain during the afternoon and evening. Rain will reach the northeast in the evening. Becoming breezy with the rain as southeast winds increase fresh to strong and gusty. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees."

Rain will clear northwards overnight on Sunday into Monday, with clear spells following.

"Showers will continue in the west and northwest. Breezy with moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong along coasts. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees, coolest in Ulster," the latest forecast says.

Looking to next week, Met Éireann said: "A drier day on Monday with spells of sunshine and some showers in the north. Breezy at first with moderate to fresh southwest winds, easing mostly light later. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees."


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