Met Éireann has issued a level orange alert

ORANGE wind warning for Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway, valid from 21:00 - 10:00 tomorrow morning - update 8am Thursday

Roads report 8am Thursday 

Fallen trees and branches were cleared by Sligo County Council roads crews

in many areas of the county throughout the night, including Ballymote, Bunninnadden and Geevagh. 

In Sligo town and environs area, Mardyke and Gibraltar Road are closed to traffic due to strong winds and high tide.

Road blocked between Rosses Point and Ballincar, Roads crew at the scene.

Fallen trees are being cleared on N16 Sligo-Manorhamilton Road, Drum Road, and Hungry Rock to Coolaney Road

Motorists and other road users asked to take extreme care on all routes and beware of falling trees, branches and other debris

Corporate Services
Sligo County Council

This warning was updated at 13:12 to include the risk from coastal flooding and wave overtopping. A YELLOW wind warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare and Kerry.  

This low pressure system has been named Storm Hector. It is a fast moving storm that will hit the west coast tonight and track across north Leinster overnight. OPW have issued a high tide advisory with coastal surges expected for Donegal Bay and other areas along the west coast.  Coastal areas are most at risk from the impact of Storm Hector.

NDFEM severe weather assessment team will continue to monitor the situation with Met Éireann.