The Status Orange weather warning has been extended in 5 counties 1 year ago

The Status Orange weather warning has been extended in 5 counties

Were you blown away this morning?

The country is on high alert as Storm Callum batters Ireland.

With thousands of ESB customers without power and railroads having to be shut down due to fallen debris, it's going to be a tough morning.

Met Éireann has extended the Orange weather warning in five counties this morning and winds refuse to cease.

The counties are Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare. The weather warning has been extended until 5pm today.

The weather forecaster said: Southeast winds veering southwest will gust generally between 100 and 130km/h, higher in some coastal areas and on high ground. Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides there is a risk of coastal flooding and damage."

It continued: "Strong winds will continue for this morning with warnings for Storm Callum remaining in place until 5 pm for northwestern coastal areas.

"The winds will gradually ease through the morning elsewhere. Heavy, thundery rain will continue to move eastwards early this morning, and will be replaced by clearer weather for a time.

"Another spell of rain is expected on southern coasts by mid morning, spreading quickly through Munster and Leinster before clearing by mid afternoon. There'll be heavy showers through the day otherwise. Temperatures will range between 14 and 16 degrees."

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