Storm Eleanor is due to bring heavy downpours and potentially damaging winds to Ireland this evening, with weather warnings issued for throughout the night.
Met Eireann have Status Yellow wind and rainfall warnings in place for Donegal this Tuesday night, with the wind warning to last through to Wednesday.
Heavy and thundery rain is expected with this storm, with some spot flooding. Storm Eleanor will bring gale force and squally winds to the west this evening. There are warnings of severe and damaging gusts up to 90 and 110 km/h and very high seas on the Atlantic coast.
Connacht and Donegal
Valid: Tue. 02 Jan. 14:00 to Tue. 02 Jan. 21:00
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 2, 2018
Killybegs Cllr Niamh Kennedy has warned of the high probability of flooding in the area. She has issued a notice that sand bags are available at the Killybegs yard, adding that Bridge Street and shore front residents should be prepared as a precaution.
RSA Ireland have alerted motorists that they should watch out for flash flooding and the risk of aquaplaning. Drivers are reminded that flooded roads may be deeper than they appear.
The Irish Coast Guard are warning the public to stay away from exposed beaches, cliffs, piers and promenades during storm conditions. “If you see someone in difficulty in the sea or on the shore dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard. Stay Back, Stay High & Stay Dry!,” the alert said.
ESB has issued a strong alert to the public about potential outages and to stay clear of fallen wires. If you see damaged or fallen wires, call 1850372999 or 353 212382410. Do not approach.
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