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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 4 April, 2020

Stand down: It looks like Storm Desmond has blown its last breath

Weather warnings across the country have been lifted and the weather is now expected to improve.

Flooding in Co Kerry
Flooding in Co Kerry
Image: Nora Finnegan

AFTER A STORMY 36 hours weather warnings across Ireland have now been lifted.

The yellow and red gale and rainfall warnings that were in place across the country are now gone, although a yellow gale warning remains in place along the east coast.

The outlook for today is for continuing rain, clearing eastward throughout the day and eventually giving way to what Met Éireann is saying will be a mostly bright and dry day, with maximum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.

While things might be turning around, many areas this morning are still showing the effects of the severe weather.

There has been flooding overnight in Sligo, Galway, Mayo and Donegal.

Yesterday evening there were still around 1,700 people left without electricity.

Working throughout yesterday, ESB Networks restored power to around 11,000 customers. The utility said that it was dealing with around 150 faults yesterday evening and was expecting that number to increase overnight.


Good news for anyone flying today, with Dublin Airport saying it is expecting normal service to resume this morning. Customers are still advised to check with their airlines before travelling to the airport.

Yesterday evening Irish Rail said that normal services would be resuming this morning, with the first Sligo, Galway and Westport services running at a reduced speed.

Read: The leader of this tiny nation has a “crazy” plan to save his people from climate change

Also: Weather warnings in place across the country as Storm Desmond rages on

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