Yellow wind warning issued for Clare

Yellow wind warning issued for Clare



Wednesday – 9.25pm

A number of areas have been affected by power outages while winds from Storm Elsa continue to increase around Clare.

As of 9.25pm, around 255 customers in the Tulla, Kilkee and Doolin areas are affected.

ESB Networks says power should be restored in these areas between midnight and 12.30am.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

Met Éireann has issued Status Yellow wind warning as Storm Elsa approaches  Co Clare.

The entire country is expected to experience southeast winds, later veering southerly and gusting 90-110km/h on Wednesday. The winds are expected to strongest in coastal areas.

The warning, issued at 10.00am today, is valid from midday to midnight tomorrow.

The weather service has also issued a Status Yellow – Small Craft Warning for Clare.

Forecasters are warning that southeast winds will reach force 6 or higher early Wednesday morning on Irish coasts from Roches Point to Loop Head to Rossan Point.

For more information on weather warnings, click here.

Useful Numbers:

In an emergency, ring 999 or 112 and ask for An Garda, Ambulance, Fire Brigade or Coast Guard

Clare County Council Emergency number – 087 416 9496

ESB Networks – 1850 372 999

Gas Networks Ireland –  1850 20 50 50

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.