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 Storm Eleanor has inconvenienced us for many reasons, whether we had to go hunting for our wheelie bin this morning or arrived to the office with mascara trickling down our faces. 

The storm raged on through the night last night, and Twitter was having absolutely none. 

Here's 10 of our favourite tweets about the current weather situation: 

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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.

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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.

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