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Dublin: 15°C Saturday 31 July 2021

Storm Ewan causes flight delays at Dublin Airport

Weather warnings are in place in 18 counties until 3pm today.

Updated, 2.30pm

SOME FLIGHTS FROM Dublin Airport are delayed this afternoon due to Storm Ewan, as a weather warning came into effect in most southeastern counties.

Dublin Airport advise to check your flight details to see if your flight has been affected

Met Éireann says it’ll be extremely windy until 3pm today, especially along southern coasts.

The storm – although not as strong as Storm Doris last week – has caused some disruption.

There are reports of flooding in areas including Tuam, Ballinasloe, and Kilkee Co Clare.

There’s a Status Orange weather warning for counties Wexford, Cork, Kerry and Waterford as Storm Ewan brings strong winds speeds of 110 – 120km/h along southern and southeastern coastal counties.

There’s a Status Yellow weather warning in place for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary with wind speeds of 90 – 110km/h.

Both warnings are in effect until 3pm today.

Met Éireann Source: Met Éireann

When will it clear up?

The rain is due to clear slightly by this afternoon, where it will get a bit brighter but stay cold, with highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees Celsius.

It’ll be more windy than normal this evening, with showers and some hail expected, and with the risk of thunder.

Earlier this week, Storm Doris cut power to over 50,000 homes across Ireland, caused traffic delays and flooding in certain areas.

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