WEATHER WARNINGS: Met Eireann issues updated Weather Warnings as Storm Ellen crosses Ireland

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

WEATHER WARNINGS: Met Eireann issues rain warning with snow for most of Ireland for Sunday and Monday

WEATHER WARNINGS: Met Eireann issues rain warning with snow for most of Ireland for Sunday and Monday

Met Eireann has issued new Weather Warnings this morning as Storm Ellen crosses Ireland. 

Separate Wind and Rain Warnings have been issued.

A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning has been issued for all of Ireland. It came into force at 9am and is in place until 5am on Friday.

Met Eireann is warning of heavy, squally downpours and thunderstorms that will bring a risk of spot flooding at times today and tonight.

There is also a Status Yellow Wind warning for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

Met Eireann is warning that very strong south to southeast winds later today, veering southwesterly overnight with the potential for further impacts and a continued risk of coastal flooding.

That warning is also in place until 5am on Friday. 

Thousands of homes across the country are without power after strong winds from Storm Ellen brought down powerlines.