More than 2,000 without power in Dublin as storm hits

More than 2,000 without power in Dublin as storm hits

More than 2,000 ESB customers in North Dublin are without electricity as Storm Henry takes out power lines.

ESB says a fault has occurred in Malahide, leaving 2,078 homes and business without power.

While in Sutton, 95 ESB customers are without power due to another fault.

Another 62 homes and businesses in the Ballymun area of Dublin are also experiencing outages due to a fault.

Earlier this morning, a thousand homes were without power as gales upwards of 130 km/hr downed power lines throughout the country.

A status orange wind warning is currently in effect for counties along the western coast, while two yellow alerts are in effect for other area.

The warnings will remain in effect until 4am tomorrow.

Wind speeds of up to 130 km/hr are expected Donegal, Galway, Letrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

A second yellow weather alert has been issued for those counties along the Atlantic coast, warning that waves could reach heights of between 12 to 15 metres.

Meanwhile Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford should also anticipate strong winds, the forecaster said.

"Gusts of between 90 and 110 km/h are expected during Sunday night and will continue through to Monday evening, when they are expected to peak.”

It will continue to be very windy early tonight and stormy near the northwest and north coasts, said Met Éireann.

“The weather will gradually eases overnight… with the storm mainly bringing drizzle and some showery spells which will become more prolonged as the day goes on.”

Frosty conditions are expected, and AA Roadwatch and Gardaí are asking motorists to take care when they set out each morning.

Aside from the high winds, the weather will remain unsettled for much of the rest of the week.

Via Irish Independent