Thursday 27 April 2017

Wet and wild: Met Eireann issues national weather warning as Storm Ewan touches down

Walkers watch the big waves this month in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Walkers watch the big waves this month in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

BATTEN down the hatches - Met Eireann has issued national weather warnings as the latest storm system touches down in Ireland.

Storm Ewan has resulted in a status Orange wind warning for counties Cork, Kerry , Waterford and Wexford, while there is a somewhat less severe warning for much of the rest of the country. 

Winds of up to 120km/h can be expected along southern and southeastern counties until early this afternoon.

It will get wet too, with widespread heavy rain and localised flooding. However the rain will turn showery later this afternoon with some brightness breaking through.

Highest temperatures will be between just seven and 11 degrees Celsius. 

Last week, Storm Doris resulted in power cuts in Dublin, the midlands and parts of Connacht.

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