A status orange wind warning has been issued for county Donegal.

Met Eireann is warning of the potential for downed trees, power outages and disruption in the county from 2pm until 8pm today.

A status yellow alert for rain is also in place in the county until midnight.

A similar wind warning came into operation at 5am this morning  for the entire country and will remain in place until 2am tomorrow (Friday morning).

The strong winds today are causing disruption to power supply in some areas across county Mayo.

80 customers in the Carrowbeg area of Westport were without electricity from just before 9am this morning due to a fault but now have their supply restored.

In the Moy area of Ballycastle, 144 customers are without electricity due to a fault since 10am this morning. Their supply is due to be restored before 2pm this afternoon.

While there have been reports of fallen electricity wires, described by the ESB  as “live and dangerous” in the Ballaghaderreen area and in the Westport area.

The ESB is warning the public to never approach fallen electricity wires but rather call the emergency services on 999.




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