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Severe weather on the way

Clare County Council has received notification from Met Éireann warning that a severe storm will develop to affect western fringe counties, including Clare, from approximately midday tomorrow, Wednesday until mid-morning on Thursday. Wind gusts of up to 130km/hr are likely to prevail over the period and the storm will also incorporate periods of significant rainfall. “While the entire county will be affected, the most extreme impacts are likely to be along the coastline. The advice is not to venture out or to drive on exposed roads while these conditions prevail,” said a council spokesperson.

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Look out for the elderly

Age Action is urging communities to play their part to ensure that their older neighbours remain safe and well in their homes as Met Eireann forecasts snowy and icy conditions countrywide today (Tuesday). Age Action spokesman Eamon Timmins said, “Snow and ice make that challenge even greater as many older people may not be able to get out to buy food, fuel or medical supplies.” Met Eireann is forecasting accumulations of up to 8cm of snow in some parts of the country and hail, sleet and icy conditions in other areas. “If there is an older person living in your neighbourhood we would encourage you tovisit or phone them to check if they need supplies and that they are okay – don’t depend on others to do it,” Mr Timmins said. ” We are urging older people not to venture out in slippery and dangerous conditions. But if they are to take this advice, they may need help from neighbours …

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Orange weather alert

County Clare remains on alert for high winds following a night of bad conditions across the county. Met Éireann says it’s status orange wind warning remains in place, while Clare County Council has urged residents in coastal areas to remain vigilant. There have been no reports of damage but the ESB is dealing with a power outage in the Ennistymon area, which should be restored by 1pm

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Orange Weather Alert in place for Clare

Clare County Council has upgraded from Yellow to Orange its rainfall warning for County Clare. The council said the “Yellow” weather alert previously issued by Met Eireann has been upgraded to “Orange” since this afternoon meaning that between 40 and 60mm of rainfall is likely in County Clare over the 22 hour period until midday tomorrow, Friday, November 14. As a result, it is anticipated that there will be significant localised flooding in places. People who have experienced flooding in the past are advised to take appropriate precautions.

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Yellow weather warning

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning of gale force winds from a north westerly direction overnight and into tomorrow morning. Coastal areas are most at risk. This weather will coincide with high tides tomorrow morning. The tides are not spring tides, however Clare County Council is urging persons who are exposed to north westerly winds in particular to be vigilant over this period. People who have previously experienced flooding situations are advised to take appropriate precautions.

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Severe Weather Alert – flood risk

Clare County Council has issued a severe weather alert after being advised by Met Éireann of the possibility of some very intensive rainfall bursts over short periods between this Friday afternoon and midnight on Sunday night, October 19. Coastal and elevated areas are most at risk. Localised flooding is a distinct possibility and people who have previously experienced flooding situations are advised to take appropriate precautions over the weekend.

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Road safety alert

The Road Safety Authority is advising drivers and motorcycle riders to take extra care using the roads, as the dry weather spell breaks and heavy rain is expected across the country over the coming days. During a prolonged dry spell a build-up of oil and rubber deposit develops on the road. When the weather breaks, this deposit mixes with rainwater and the road becomes hazardous. The resulting greasy road surface increases stopping distances and the risk of a skid. Drivers and motorcycle riders can get caught out by this change in road conditions so the advice is to slow down and increase braking distance. Met Eireann are also warning that accumulations of rain water may lead to excess surface water on roads and some spot-flooding in places.

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Sun shining on Clare business and tourism

As the State exams drew to a close this week, Met Éireann issued a status yellow ‘high temperature warning’ for County Clare, with temperatures on Wednesday reaching between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius. According to Met Éireann, the maximum temperature recorded at the Shannon Airport weather station on Tuesday was 25.8 degrees Celsius. By midday on Wednesday, temperatures had already reached 24 degrees and the warm weather is forecast to remain into the weekend, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday to each hit 20 degrees, though there will be some cloud cover. This is not just good news for those out enjoying the fine weather but also for businesses here. “In Lahinch, every car parking space was filled,” Michael Vaughan, owner of Vaughan Lodge and former president of the Irish Hotels Federation, said on Wednesday afternoon. “I see people parked on verges and the beach is thronged, so there are plenty of visitors to the area but I am not certain …

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