Wind and rain warning as Storm Bella hits Clare

Wind and rain warning as Storm Bella hits Clare

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Updates

– 104 premises in the Spancil Hill have been without power since 7.00am.

– 27 homes in the Kilshanny have also lost their electricity.

– 29 homes are reported to be without power in the Inagh area. It’s understood a fault resulted in customers losing power at around 6.00pm.

– Spot flooding reported on the N85 between Ennistymon and Inagh.

– Winds at Shannon Airport have been gusting to 85 kms/h and over.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for most of the west coast including Co Clare.

The warning, which will come into effect at midday on Saturday, applies to Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

Forecasters say: “Through Saturday afternoon, evening and night, westerly winds associated with Storm Bella (named by UK Met Office) will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.

With the combination of strong winds, high waves and forecasted storm surge, there is a risk of coastal flooding.”

The warning will be valid from 12:00 Saturday (26/12/2020) to 06:00 Sunday (27/12/2020).

Meanwhile, through Saturday afternoon, evening and night, heavy rain associated with Storm Bella will move southwards over Ireland and may cause localised flooding in some areas.

Met Éireann says that further updates will be issued as necessary.

Find out more about Met Éireann weather warnings.

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