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.
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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.
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