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19th Sep 2018

These are the strongest winds recorded around Ireland on Wednesday morning

Rory Cashin

weather ireland

Storm Ali brought gusts of over 140km/h to parts of the country.

Wednesday morning has already brought its fair share of Storm Ali related news, from multiple flights at different airports around the country being delayed or cancelled outright, to the delay for the kick-off of the National Ploughing Championships.

There has also been an increased weather warning issued for coastal areas around Ireland, and over 55,000 people have been left without power.

This morning, Met Éireann measured and recorded the strongest gusts around the country, and as of 8.30am, parts of Galway were affected by winds of over 140km/h.

Here are the strongest winds around the country, measured in km/h:

143 Mace Head (Galway)
124 Newport (Mayo)
107 Belmullet
106 Claremorris
106 Valentia
104 Roches Point (Cork)
96 Athenry

Additionally, they have also measured the strongest gusts at the airports around the country (which explains the delayed and cancelled flights), and they measured as follows:

91 Cork
89 Casement
87 Shannon
85 Dublin
83 Knock

For updates on weather conditions, throughout the day, stay tuned to the Met Éireann Twitter page.

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