Met √Čireann have released a NATIONWIDE weather warning for this evening

This month set to be coldest January on record

Connaught Airport in Ireland has reported gusts of 97 miles per hour.

And Galway isn't the only city to have been affected, footage of flooding in Cork and Limerick has also been shared online.

It is believed that at least 50,000 Irish homes are without power.

The Environmental Agency issued 56 flood warnings on Tuesday that encompassed the entire country. This indicates that flooding is expected, and that "immediate action" is required.

The storm is threatening Ireland and the west of the United Kingdom with winds of up to 90mph, putting lives at risk, the Met Office has said.

Heavy rain is also forecast tonight and early tomorrow.

Western coastal areas could see gusts of up to 90mph.


Winds of up to 80mph have caused travel disruption and damage around the Island overnight.

Have you been affected by the storm?

The Environmental Agency's duty manager, Carol Halt, said: "We urge people to stay safe on the coast - take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger trying to take "storm selfies". However there remain seriously hard driving conditions across Donegal with localised flooding on many roads - so if you have to be out, please drive carefully and please slow down.

The Met Office has upgraded the threat level from yellow to amber across northern England, Northern Ireland and south-west Scotland, and concerns have been raised that winds of up to 90mph (145kmh) could endanger life due to flying debris.

The Met Office has issued yellow "be aware" warnings of high winds for south west Scotland, Lothian and Borders and the very southern reaches of Strathclyde.

The forecaster says: "Southwest to west winds of mean speeds 55 to 65 kmph, gusting 90 to 110 kmph, will develop later this afternoon and evening and will continue overnight and through Wednesday".

Winds are not expected to be as strong as during Tuesday evening and last night, when they weere measured at 55 knots in Cambridge, over 60 miles per hour, but the Met Office says it has left strong winds in its wake.

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