Storm Bronagh: Flood warnings follow wind and rain

A fallen tree on Finglas Road near Glasnevin Cemetery.                     Image Brian Lawless  PA Images

A fallen tree on Finglas Road near Glasnevin Cemetery. Image Brian Lawless PA Images

The strongest winds are set to hit Sussex from around 6pm onwards this evening.

A Met Office yellow warning for wind covering England and Wales was in place until 9am.

However, in Northern Ireland, parts of Wales and the south west the outbreaks will weaken, although it could linger in north east England.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Most likely is that we will see gusts of 45-50 miles per hour in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts".

Speed restrictions were in place for many trains across the network in Wales and the west and north of England due to high winds, which were forecast to reach between 45 and 50mph across much of the country.

Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for seven counties this morning: Cork, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Tipperary, Waterford and Carlow.

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Friday will be a bright and showery day with blustery westerly winds, the winds strongest during the morning time.

He said current models "indicate that the worst of the storm will miss the country, with some charts indicating that the storm won't truly develop until it affects central Europe on Monday/Tuesday, where it will bring the first snowfall of the year to Alpine countries".

The Met Office warns people to expect some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches.

"In high winds, there's a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we'd advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down".

The woman, named locally as Elvira Ferraii and said to have been aged in her 50s, was reported to have been staying at the remote beauty spot in Clifden ecoBeach Camping and Caravan Park for a number of weeks. Mr Campbell, who was aged in his 20s and engaged to be married, was working for a construction company on behalf of public utility Northern Ireland Water in Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

Heavy rain and strong winds have brought travel disruption and flooding across Wales.

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