Wednesday 26 July 2017

Thousands still without power after Storm Doris... and now there's frost and ice to come

Waves crash against the pier in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, during Storm Doris. Photo: Stephen Collins
Waves crash against the pier in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, during Storm Doris. Photo: Stephen Collins
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Thousands of homes throughout the country were left without electricity last night as Storm Doris passed through Ireland.

ESB reported that some 4,000 customers were left without power last night, particularly in the areas of Drogheda, Dundalk, Dublin, Meath, Cavan, Sligo, Roscommon, Longford and Mayo.

ESB crews are on the ground early this morning and power is expected to return to these areas later today.

Weather warnings

Weather warnings have been lifted as Storm Doris passes, with frost and ice is set to appear today.

Met Eireann are reporting a cold start to the day with some icy patches. Temperatures are expected to reach between seven an 10 degrees.

There will be "very changeable and unsettled weather" continuing over the weekend and throughout next week.

Wrap up warm if you have outdoor plans this weekend as it's set to turn cooler.

Saturday night will be cold with temperatures of two to five degrees. There will be patchy frost in places, but freshening southerly winds and increasing cloud from the Atlantic, should bring a rise in temperatures later in the night.

On Sunday, temperatures will will reach sub zero, with frost and ice in places.

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