Winds set to reach 100 km/h as Storm Dennis arrives

Storm Dennis is likely to cause flooding in parts of Ireland today.

A yellow rain and wind warning is in place for the entire country until tonight.

A second wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick has been issued and will come into effect from 8pm tonight and last until 10am tomorrow morning when a status orange wind warning will come into effect and remain in place until 10pm tomorrow night.

The Road Safety Authority’s Brian Farrell says people should only drive if absolutely necessary:

 

A number of premises are affected by power outages in Donegal this morning.

ESB say they are currently working to repair faults in Lifford and Letterkenny.

Its expected power will be restored to all areas shortly after 1 o’clock this afternoon.