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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 20 January, 2019

Motorists urged to take care as gale force winds to persist today

Very wet driving conditions have also been reported in towns and cities across the country.

CAUTION IS BEING urged on the roads this morning and wet and windy conditions are widespread across the country.

AA Roadwatch has advised that care should be taken as very wet driving conditions have been found in towns and cities across the country this morning, including Cavan, Ennis, Letterkenny, Longford, Navan, Portlaoise, Monaghan, Wexford and Galway City.

Traffic incidents have caused delays across the capital this morning, with an incident on the Grand Canal eastbound causing tailbacks.

An earlier breakdown on the M50 has been cleared, but traffic is said to be very slow between Tallaght and Firhouse.

For commuters, a mechanical problem caused the 7.47 Bray to Connolly Irish rail service to be cancelled, but the company said customers would be accommodated on alternate services.

Met Éireann issued two status yellow warnings again this morning, with gale force winds battering the west and north of the country.

Winds just under gale force, at force 6 and 7, will be widespread in coastal regions across the country this morning, after the strong winds yesterday.

It’s also set to be a wet one, with heavy rain forecast for today. We are set to get a reprieve from the windy conditions, however, with Met Éireann forecasting light to moderate breezes for the weekend.

IMG_4760 The scene yesterday where the Cabra Rd meets the Navan Rd in Dublin. Source:

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Read: There’ll be heavy rain today and below freezing temperatures over the weekend

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