Friday 19 January 2018

WATCH: Storm Eva hits the coast of Donegal

Sasha Brady

Parts of the west coast were battered by winds of 120 km/h on Wednesday as Storm Eva hit a region still recovering from weeks of heavy rain brought by Storm Desmond.

Met Éireann issued an orange wind warning for Counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

The video shows the storm gaining strength at Crohy Head by Maghery in The Rossess, Western Donegal.

The storm caused power outages across the country, with about 1,900 properties without power this morning and forecasters say a white Christmas is possible.

The worst affected areas are Baltrasna in Co Meath and Ballymun in Dublin.

A status yellow wind warning is in place for Munster and Leinster until 11am. Wind gusts are expected to reach 100km/hr and speeds between 45-65km/hr.

Some thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected for the rest of Christmas Eve.

Motorists making the journey home for the festive period are advised to take extra precaution.

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