Northwest coast to be hit by gale force winds today again

Strong winds and rain will continue to pummel the county today, although temperatures will remain mild for this time of year.

A storm depression tracking eastward over the Irish Sea brought strong and gale force winds with severe gusts hitting the north and northwest coast yesterday.

Gusts of up 130kmh knocked down ESB powerlines in Letterkenny and Killybegs, yesterday afternoon, leaving several hundred residents without power for several hours.

Joanna Donnelly from Met Eireann says although the winds are expected to ease today, the north and northwest coast will bear the brunt of much of the stormy weather......

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