- 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.