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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020
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Thousands without power as Storm Clodagh passes through Ireland

Road users are being urged to take extra precautions.

Updated 11:30am.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE have been left without power as Storm Clodagh passes through the country.

Met Éireann upgraded its wind warning to status orange because of very strong winds from the storm, while a yellow weather warning is also in place.

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Clodagh, the third named storm of the extended winter season, is set to bring wind gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour.

Around 6,000 properties are thought to be without electricity.

ESB  Networks says the worst affected areas are West Waterford, Donegal, Mayo, Clare and Kerry.

A map of the areas affected can be found here.

ESB says it’s working to get the power outages back on the grid as soon as possible.

Dangerous roads

The storm is passing eastwards to the north of Ireland. Later in the day Storm Clodagh will pass through Scotland and the North Sea towards southern Scandinavia, where it is expected to deepen further.

Road users are being urged to take extra precautions today.

Both of the weather warnings are valid until 3pm.

Originally published at 7:15am.

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