260,000 homes without power as storm hits country

//260,000 homes without power as storm hits country

260,000 homes without power as storm hits country

Wednesday 12 February 2014 06.14

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Snow in Inishowen yesterday (Pic: Trish Hegarty) Snow in Inishowen yesterday (Pic: Trish Hegarty) The Curragh also saw flurries of snow yesterday (Pic: Willie Curran) The Curragh also saw flurries of snow yesterday (Pic: Willie Curran)

Met Éireann has issued a status red wind warning, the highest level, for counties Cork and Kerry. 

The warning came into effect at 6am and is valid until 3pm.

Stormy conditions and high seas are expected, with damaging winds gusting up to a 160km/hr, especially in exposed coastal areas. 

A status orange weather warning has been issued for counties Wexford, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Limerick and Waterford.

Stormy weather and winds gusting up to 130km/hr are expected in the region for a time later today.

A status yellow wind warning is in place for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo and Tipperary.

Extremely windy weather is expected to sweep up from the south, with winds gusting up to 110km/h.

It is also expected to be very cold today, particularly in Ulster, with snow falling in some places.

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