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WATCH: Storm Eleanor could bring 130km/h winds and flooding disruption


Strong winds of up to 130km/h could lead to flooding and disruption to public transport as Storm Eleanor hits the country, the Met Office has warned.

A new status orange wind warning has been issued as Ireland prepares for the arrival of Storm Eleanor later today.

There are now four weather warnings in place; three wind warnings and a rainfall warning.

The latest orange wind warning was issued at 2pm this afternoon and will come into effect at 10pm tonight, remaining in place until 2pm on Wednesday.

The areas affected include Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

Another orange warning was updated by Met Eireann this morning at 5am, applies to all of Munster, Leinster and south Galway.

This warning comes into effect at 4pm on Tuesday evening and will remain in place until 9pm that night.

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