Pics: Orange weather warning issued as Storm Doris hits Irish farms
A status orange wind warning has been issued by Met Eireann after Storm Doris passed over the country last night and earlier this morning.
The wind warning is in place until 12.00pm today with mean wind speeds of 65 to 80km/h and gusts of up to 100 to 120km/h expected.
Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Westmeath and Meath will all be affected.
A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Munster, Connacht, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois and Offaly where winds are expected to gust up to 110km/h.
Some squally showers are forecast today with a few wintry across the north and northeast. Winds are expected to gradually moderate through the day with more in the way of sunshine developing.
It will be cold, with an added wind chill effect and tonight, winds will continue to ease but it will turn cold with a sharp frost.
Last night strong winds and rain battered the country as Storm Doris hit. This morning the ESB has said that around 46,000 customers are without power.
Falling trees are responsible for most of the damage and some farms were in the firing line last night.
One farmer in Glanworth, Co. Cork, came out to his farm this morning to two fallen trees in his yard.
Luckily, there was no major damage and the trees just scratched the sheeting on the sheds. All of the animals were OK.
In Carndonagh, Co Donegal, a Massey Ferguson 6616 came to the rescue on one farm after a power cut caused by the storm.
In Sligo, Storm Doris caused the roof to be lifted off one tractor:
Another farmer looks set to sheet the back of his milking parlour after last night’s high winds.
In a Snapchat the farmer said, “We won’t need to sheet the back of the shed he said…this morning would change your mind”.