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Strong wind reached 90 to 110 km/h in some regions of Ireland

DUBLIN: Meteorologists had warned 14 counties that winds could reach 110km/h. AA Roadwatch had advised motorists to slow down and be extra careful.

Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick, Leitrim and Sligo experienced strong winds. A Status Yellow warning was issued in these counties. The storm also hit Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath.

The wind speed was 50 to 65km/h in a southwest to west winds veering northwest. In some places it reached speeds between 90 to 110km/h. The high tides, accompanied by strong winds, caused coastal flooding.

Forecasters expect rain and wind to subside by morning. The clear sky and good weather from the west will steadily extend eastwards. However, scattered heavy rains can be expected.

A cold, dry and sunny climate with temperatures between 5 and 7 degrees can be expected today. Widespread rain is likely at night.

Met Éireann says temperatures are expected to rise to between 9 and 11 degrees at night.

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