Weather warnings in force as Storm Dudley hits

Galway Daily news Road closures and serious power outages are affecting the seafront area of Galway City this afternoon due to damage from Storm Fergus.

Weather warnings for Storm Dudley, which is to rage over Ireland for the coming day, have come into force this afternoon.

Galway and all of Ireland are under a status yellow wind warning issued by Met Eireann until 11:30 on Wednesday night.

Westerly winds associated with Storm Dudley will reach mean speeds of 50 – 65km/hr over the course of the day.

Gusts will reach damaging speeds of up to 110km/hr, stronger still on exposed coasts and on high ground.

A combination of high tide and strong winds will lead to a possibility of flooding on Atlantic coasts.

Occasional heavy rain will also bring a possibility of spot flooding Met Eireann has said.

This weather warning was originally issued to be in force until midday on Thursday, but was updated on Wednesday morning.

A marine Gale Warning is also in force for all Irish coasts, with winds to reach gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 today and overnight.

Storm Dudley is just one of one of two named storms which is due to hammer Ireland this week.

After a brief respite on Thursday, Storm Eunice will track over Ireland on Thursday night and on Friday.