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WATCH: Warning issued as winter storms batter east coast

Cathal McMahon

Published 21/11/2016 | 20:42

Pictures Irish Coast Guard
Pictures Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard has issued a warning to all members of the public to be careful this evening as storms batter the eastern coast.

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Current stormy conditions are causing very strong north and north easterly winds.

In a video, released by the Howth Coast Guard this evening, waves can be seen battering against the North Dublin beach.

On Monday at 2pm, three hours before high tide, the Coast Guard unit was requested to assist on the East Pier in Howth.

Members of the public were advised to avoid walking the pier as waves were crashing over the pier presenting the risk of washing someone off the pier.

Members kept watch until 7pm this evening and are monitoring the storm's development.

A spokesperson said: "We advise people to monitor Met Eireann's website www.met.ie."

A status yellow weather warning is currently in place across the country while a status orange warning is in effect in marine areas.

Picture: Irish Coast Guard
Picture: Irish Coast Guard
Picture: Irish Coast Guard

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