High Storm Winds leave 35000 homes without Electricity in Ireland
A clean-up operation is continuing following yesterday’s storms in the north and northwest, with power being restored to most homes.
Met Éireann has warned of more high winds tonight with gusts of up to 120km/h in some places.
It says that exposed or hilly areas of Connacht and Ulster will be worst affected by the winds.
Westerly gales or strong gales are expected this afternoon on all coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.
The ESB has warned that some households may experience temporary outages throughout the day as crews work to repair some faults that were temporarily fixed yesterday.
Eircom has also been working to fix over 5,000 faults reported on its telecommunications network.
Engineers from Northern Ireland Electricity worked through the night to restore power to customers after supplies were disrupted there by yesterday’s storms.
At one point 35,000 homes and businesses were without power.
Some train, bus and ferry services were disrupted by the bad weather yesterday, with a number of flights also delayed. However, normal services have since resumed.
Storms have also caused widespread damage elsewhere across northern Europe