- Jan 25, 2016
This is terrible, ihave noelectrixity, stupid cuntry
Thousands of homes are without power this morning after Storm Atiyah passed over Ireland overnight leaving fallen trees and flights and ferries cancelled in its wake.
ESB Networks is reporting a large number of faults across the country, although many of the faults appear to affect relatively small numbers of properties.
Motorists are being urged to travel with great caution after "extremely dangerous" gusts in excess of 130kmh swept across the country.
Hot on the heels of Storm Atiyah, a forecaster has warned of the possibility of another powerful storm hitting Ireland later this week.
Weather Alerts Ireland stated this afternoon on Facebook that a powerful storm looks set to hit Ireland on Friday adding that based on latest forecasts, this would bring Red Weather Warnings.
A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry. It will be in place from 6pm today until 9am tomorrow.
West to northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr, with gusts of 80 to 110 km/hr, this evening and overnight. Winds will be strongest along coasts and on hills and mountains.
I think I see a Klingon out there. How did we ever manage to survive the 80s without red alert weather warnings
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Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service, is the leading provider of weather information and related services for Ireland.www.met.ie
Met Éireann has issued a Status Red wind warning for Kerry with gusts over 130km/h forecast as Storm Atiyah approaches.
West to southwest winds veering northwest will reach speeds of 80km/h for a time this evening, and extreme caution is advised especially near coasts and on high ground.
The warning came into effect at 4pm and will remain in place until 7pm.
Kerry County Council has advised people to stay indoors during the Status Red warning.
It has also warned members of the public to "stay away from exposed coastal areas" while the weather alerts remain in place.
Kerry County Council said it has an emergency helpline operating during Storm Atiyah, which can be contacted on 066 718 3588, to report fallen trees, flooding or debris on roads.
A Status Orange wind warning came into effect at 1pm for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Limerick.
The warning will remain in place until 6am tomorrow.
Storm Atiyah is tracking between Iceland and Ireland with gusts of up to 130km/h forecast and possibly higher in exposed coastal areas along with a possibility of coastal flooding.
A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford, until 6am tomorrow.