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IrelandThousands without power after Storm Gareth brings night of strong winds

16:40  13 march  2019
16:40  13 march  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Heavy rain and winds to batter Britain as Storm Gareth swoops in Storm Gareth could bring travel disruption, power cuts and flooding as strong winds are set to hit parts of the UK. The Met Office has issued several weather warnings as it confirmed another named storm will hit on Tuesday. A yellow weather warning for rain is in place in parts of the North West, which the Met say could lead to flooding in some homes and businesses and longer journey times. Warnings for wind are in place from late Tuesday evening across Northern Ireland and large swathes of mainland Britain, including the whole of England and Wales and the coastal regions of West Scotland.

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Thousands without power after Storm Gareth brings night of strong winds © ESB Networks via Google Maps Power outages across the country this morning THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE are without power this morning following a night of strong winds as a result of Storm Gareth.

A status orange wind warning is currently in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. It remains valid until 9am.

Met Éireann has advised that westerly winds caused by Storm Gareth could result in mean speeds of 80km/h with severe and damaging gusts of 110 to over 130km/h.

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A status yellow wind warning is also in place for Munster, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Roscommon.

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Thousands of homes are without power this morning after Storm Callum brought very strong winds and heavy rain overnight. Last night , gusts of wind were in excess of 110 km/h, with the western side of the country experiencing the strongest winds . ESB Networks is now reporting major outages and

weather storm power . The impact of powerful winds in northern Sweden has left thousands without power and caused severe traffic problems for both Sweden's weather agency (SMHI) issued a class one warning on Saturday for Norrland, forecasting strong winds of up to 24 metres per second.

There is a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas along the Atlantic and west coasts.

Around the rest of the country, westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/h and gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.

Looking at this morning’s weather in general, it will be windy but the strong and gusty winds will decrease later.

Met Éireann said it will be bright with some sunny spells and a few showers at first. However, clouds will increase with rain spreading into Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster throughout the afternoon.

Temperatures will range between eight and 10 degrees.

Power outages

ESB Networks is reporting power outages across the country, mostly in Donegal, Limerick, Galway, Louth and Dublin.

It is warning people to be aware there may be fallen electrical wires if they come across fallen trees.

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Two men injured in shooting incident in west Dublin Two men injured in shooting incident in west Dublin late last night. It is thought the men were shot at with a shotgun at some stage late on Tuesday night at an unknown location and fled the scene. The pair then made their own way to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown seeking treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening, but gardaí are investigating the incident. Tensions have been high in areas of west Dublin in recent weeks after a number of shooting incidents, but it is not known if last night's attack is related to any particular feud or organised crime gang.

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“Please do not approach as the wires could be live and would be extremely dangerous,” it tweeted.

People are being advised to stay clear of the wires and phone ESB Networks immediately on 1850 372 999 or 021 238 2410.

There are reports of fallen trees in areas of Wexford, Cavan and Wicklow this morning as a result of the winds.

Motorists are being advised to give extra to pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists on the roads and watch out for debris being blown out onto the roads.

High-sided vehicles are also particularly at risk of being blown off course, AA Roadwatch has said.

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