Warning to motorists as winds increase

Gardai and the AA are warning motorists to drive with caution today as winds increase.

Gusts could reach up to 180km/m in places debris and fallen trees have been reported throughout the county.

In Galway a caravan was blown from a cliff at Claddaghduff, a woman in her 50’s who was in the caravan at the time has died.

The RNLI are warning people to keep away from cliffs and piers during the present conditions.

DART services are experiencing delays of up to 20 minutes on all DART services due to weather related signalling difficulties.

MET Eireann issued a weather alert, which is in place until 1pm on Wednesday.

Storm Ali will bring very windy conditions to all areas today with strong to gale force south to southwest winds later veering westerly. There will be severe or possibly damaging gusts for a time this morning especially in the west and northwest. Extreme caution is advised in the coastal districts of Clare, Connacht and Donegal this morning with Strong Gale and storm force winds here. Squally showery rain will affect many areas at first, with heavy bursts in places. The rain will clear quickly eastwards, later this morning however, with sunshine and blustery showers following behind for the afternoon. Turning cooler, with afternoon temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees. Winds will ease somewhat through the afternoon but remain strong in many areas.

 

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