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Storm Hannah is on her way to visit us, lads, and we've got to be extra cautious tonight. A red weather warning has officially been issued by Met Éireann in Clare from 8pm tonight until 11pm.

An orange warning has been issued for wind in Galway from 7pm until midnight tonight. 

Winds are especially strong along the coast, and the public has been warned to avoid coastal areas completely.

Wind warnings for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick are in place from 4pm today until 1am tomorrow, and warnings for wind in Waterford and Tipperary are issued from 10pm tonight until 2pm tomorrow.

A yellow wind alert has been sent out from 11pm for counties in the south east, north-west and the west of Ireland.

Gardaí are appealing to the public to be aware of the dangers posed by high winds those who are living near coastal, cliff and waterway areas are advised to be extra cautious.

Met Éireann have said that northwesterly winds will reach speeds of over 80 km/h with 'violent gusts' of 130 to 150 km/h for a period this evening. Jaysis.

Road users are cautioned to plan your journeys in advance, and be careful of stopping distances on wet roads.

It's going to be a breezy weekend, lads. Prepare to get your Rihanna out and werk some umbrellas.



The status orange weather warning, in place since yesterday morning, has been extended to 3pm today.

Last night, Ireland felt the effect of the first storm of 2018 as winds of up to 140km p/h battered the country, accompanied by sheets of rain.

Many areas are facing flooding this morning, with County Galway being the worst effected.

Many roads have been closed after the waters of the River Cotton rose and caused flooding, as well as roads in Salthill due to high tides.

ESB Networks told The Irish Times that approximately 55,000 customers were without power yesterday evening.

These customers were predominantly in counties Mayo, Leitrim, Sligo, Galway, Cavan and Monaghan.

Motorists are asked to remain vigilant on the roads as strong winds and gusts continue.



As the entire country prepares to ease back into work after the Christmas holidays, it seems the Irish weather has a different idea.

The mild but chilly weather has made way for a status orange weather alert courtesy of Storm Eleanor.

The orange alert is in place for Leinster, Munster and Galway, with a status yellow alert for the rest of the country.

The storm will be responsible for 130km/ph winds which began battering the country this morning.

'Southwest to west winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h are expected' say Met Eireann.

A wind warning is in place for Dublin, Galway, Clare, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Limerick and Tipperary.

The storm is set to move off into the Atlantic later this afternoon, but conditions will remain stormy until 9pm tonight when the weather warning is due to be lifted.



You know how we're all so excited about this glorious weather? Well then you better gear up to hear this news.

Met Éireann has released an orange weather warning for the midlands, in the west and northwest areas.

"Intense thunderstorms" are predicted in these areas, which they are warning will cause roads to be "slippy" and have "poor visibility."

Heavy showers will continue throughout the day, with some turning thundery. They're predicting the showers will become heavy across the midlands, west and northwest.

On Tuesday, the rain will continue, however temperatures are expected to rise above 20 degrees.