STORM HENRY CONTINUES to make its way through Ireland with widespread power outages around the country and fallen trees and debris blocking roads.
Hundreds of homes along the west coast are without power, with counties Dublin and Meath also affected. For latest up to date results see ESB Power Checker.
Three weather warnings are currently in effect and will remain so until 4am on Tuesday.
Strong winds of up to 80 km/h with gusts of up to 130 km/h are currently hitting the west coast with a Status Orange warning in place for coastal counties.
A lower Status Yellow warning is also in place for Leinster and parts of Munster, Ulster and Connaught.
People are being advised to avoid walking along coastal areas as sea levels are high with powerful waves being whipped up by the storm.
As the night goes on, the winds will die down and rain will move in, with scattered showers becoming more heavy in the north but dying out elsewhere.
Temperatures will be between 2 to 5 degrees Celsius throughout the country.
AA Roadwatch has warned motorists to keep an eye out for debris and to allow space between vehicles on the road.
There have been a number of reports of fallen trees, debris on roads and road closures throughout the day.
Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority of Ireland (RSAI) has issued a warning to all road users to take extra care in the wind.
The usual advice applies:
- Beware of objects being blown onto roads.
- Keep extra space around vulnerable road users as winds could cause people to veer off-path.
- Pedestrians and cyclists wear hi-vis jackets and make sure you are seen.
- Use dipped headlights at times of poor visibility. NOT parking/side lights or fog lights.
As the storm blows on, people are taking the opportunity to video and photograph some of the more powerful moments from around the coasts:
Meanwhile, Iain Miller in Donegal has taken the opportunity to video some big waves coming in courtesy of Henry:
So, as usual – stay safe and be seen, and as the RSAI say, “expect the unexpected.”