Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange Wind Warning for Clare and six other counties as Storm Ellen tracks in over the country tonight and during Thursday bringing a period of potentially damaging winds.
Severe gusts are likely and there is a risk of some disruption. Due to the combination of storm surge, spring tides and onshore winds there is a potential risk of coastal flooding.
The weather warning is valid from 9pm tonight until 12 noon on Thursday.
The warning covers other coastal counties of Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Kerry, Cork and Waterford.