Thousands without power around the country due to Storm Ciara
Several flights have been cancelled due to the adverse weather.
Storm Ciara will be at its strongest around Ireland this morning (Sunday 9 February), with Met Éireann keeping two weather warnings in place for the entire country: a status yellow rainfall warning until 3pm, and a status orange wind warning until midday.
The national weather service have described the rest of the day as follows:
"Extremely windy or stormy today with heavy thundery rain giving way to sunny spells and frequent squally showers, some of hail and thunder. The winds at their strongest in the morning and early afternoon with some severe and damaging gusts. Some localised flooding also."
However, the storm has already affected thousands of homes around the country, with ESB reporting power outages in Cork, Wexford, Galway and Kerry this morning.
Additionally, the Dublin Fire Brigade reported in the early hours of this morning that they treated a patient with non-life threatening injuries due to a falling tree, and warned people to keep their windows closed, after a seventh story apartment had its window blown off its hinges and into a nearby tree.
During #StormCiara it is wise to keep your windows closed, particularly if you live in a high rise apartment block.
Firefighters from Dun Laoghaire used a hydraulic platform to secure and retrieve a window which was blown off it's hinges on the seventh floor landing in a tree. pic.twitter.com/nHZpwLToX4
— Dublin Fire Boogade 👻🎃 (@DubFireBrigade) February 8, 2020
Some flights to and from Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, and Kerry Airport have been cancelled due to high winds.
All passengers travelling today have been advised to check the latest updates on their flights before heading to the airport.