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Status Yellow wind and rainfall warnings remain in place for Louth

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Stormy waters in Blackrock. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.

A Status Yellow Weather wind warning is in place for county Louth tonight, valid from 5pm this afternoon through to 5am on Friday morning.

Met Eireann say that there will be very strong south to south east winds veering south westerly tonight with severe and damaging gusts likely to result in disruption such as fallen trees. The weather service say some coastal flooding may also occur.

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The Status Yellow wind warning is in place for Louth, Meath, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Kerry. The south of the country took the brunt of Storm Ellen overnight, causing some flooding in areas in county Cork.

At one point on Thursday, 194,000 ESB customers were without power. A small number of these were situated in Louth affecting approximately 130 customers earlier today.

Additionally, a Status Yellow rainfall warning also remains in place for the entire country, having come into effect from 9am on Thursday. Met Eireann say heavy, squally downpours and thunderstorms will bring a risk of spot flooding at times. It remains valid until 5am on Friday.

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