The country is bracing itself for Storm Brian.
A Status Yellow Rainfall warning is in place for Clare from 9 o’clock this morning, but the worst of the storm is due to reach our shores early tomorrow morning, when a status Orange wind warning kicks in for western and southern coastal counties.
Winds are forecast to gust up to 130 kilometres per hour, with a risk of flooding along coasts.
Storm Brian’s arrival comes as 50 thousand customers remain without power due to Storm Ophelia.
Climate Action Minister Denis Naughten says southern counties are worst affected.