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Dublin: 13°C Saturday 18 September 2021
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Power restored to 50,000 homes as ESB continue to repair Storm Doris damage

3,000 homes are still without power as Met Éireann has warned that the weather will remain very changeable into next week.

2 of 2: Crescent Moon over Sandycove Calm after Storm Doris this morning in Dun Laoghaire Source: John Coveney

The majority of ESB customers who had their power cut off by Storm Doris should have their supply reconnected by now, but there are some 3,000 homes still without electricity.

Over 50,000 homes have had their power restored  after the storm caused serious damage on Wednesday night, as well as traffic disruptions Thursday morning.

The ESB say they’re working hard to restore power to the remaining houses without power caused by 610 separate faults located in the following areas: Julianstown, Drogheda, Navan, Balbriggan, Swords, Ashbourne, Mulhuddart, Arigna, Carrick on Shannon, Mohil, Ballaghadereen and parts of Castlebar, Tuam, Cavan, Longford and Sligo.

ESb Powercheck Source: ESB Powercheck

Met Éireann has warned that weather will remain very changeable in the coming days and into the early days of next week.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the west will spread to the rest of the country by this afternoon, with the rain turning persistent over Ulster.

There’ll be heavy rain and wind overnight, mostly in the west. Then on Saturday, according to the latest forecast, it will be wet and windy all morning “and into the afternoon with strong and gusty southerly winds and rain in all areas, heavy at times”.

Brighter, less windy conditions with sunny spells will follow eastwards later in the afternoon and early evening.

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The night will be cold, and Sunday will be windy and mostly cloudy again – with strong winds in some areas by the afternoon.

Storm Doris The North Bull Wall in Dublin Source: Sam Boal

Sunday night will see sub-zero temperatures, and heading into next week:

Early indications suggest that the early days of next week will be cold and changeable, with rain or wintry showers at times. Cold and frosty at night too, with some icy patches in places.

Updated at 1pm

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