People have been asked to stay away from exposed coasts, piers and harbour walls during the storm (Pic: Mark Stedman/Photocall)
Met Éireann has warned of further stormy weather today, with high winds and heavy rain set to cause spot flooding inland.
It has upgraded its weather alert from its lowest level of yellow to orange, as severe gusts of up to 120 km/h sweep across Ireland.
There is a risk of flooding in counties Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Waterford and Wexford.
However, meteorologist Vincent O’Shea said the inclement weather conditions are likely to affect all parts of the country.
Galway City Council has warned that there is a significant risk of flooding this morning coinciding with high tide at 8.32am.
The areas liable to flooding are the Spanish Arch, Fishmarket and Docks areas and along the promenade from Grattan Road through Salthill to Blackrock.
Irish Ferries has cancelled all its Swift sailings on the Irish Sea today.
People are being advised not to go out on exposed coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls and promenades.
A spokeswoman for ESB Networks has said there has been very little disruption to services so far this morning.
There are around 700 people without power, with 500 of these in the northwest.