Status Yellow rain and wind warning for Clare


9.32pm – Power has been restored to customers in the Cappagh/Sixmilebridge/Cratloe area.

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9.12pm – The Status Yellow thunderstorm warning issued by Met Éireann early on Saturday has not been replaced by a Status Yellow rain and wind warning.

The weather service says that from Sunday afternoon, a spell of heavy rain will move northwards along with strengthening southeasterly winds. Disruption is expected including spot flooding.

It’s expected to be very windy on Sunday night and Monday morning with further heavy showers. Southeasterly winds, veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds of 50 – 65km/h with gusts of 90 – 110km/h, higher near coasts and exposed areas.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow gale warning has been issued for the Clare coast.

9.05pm – 56 customers in the Drumline, Cloughlea and Clonlohan areas of East Clare are not expected to see their electricity return until 2.00pm on Sunday.

5.00pm – ESB crews are working to restore power in a number of areas this evening. As many as 1,000 customers have been affected across the county.

Faults in the Kilrush, Danganelly, Miltown Malbay, Kilnaboy, Kilfenora have all been resolved.

Other outages have arisen however in the Mauricesmills/Kilnamona areas where 213 customers are affected as well as in the Sixmilebridge/Cratloe areas where 173 homes are without power.

Power is expected to be restored in these areas between 7.45pm and 8.15pm today.

See the ESB’s Power Check page for details.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Thunderstorm warning for Munster.

The weather service is warning of further heavy showers and thunderstorms coupled with strong and gusty southwesterly winds and possible falls of hail.

Disruption is expected including spot flooding and dangerous road conditions, especially near coasts, according to Met Éireann.

The warning will remain valid until 9.00pm on Saturday.

Meanwhile there is also a Small Craft warning in place for all coasts of Ireland including Clare.

Southwest to west winds will increase force 6 or higher at times on all Irish coasts.

Check out the weather for Co Clare.


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