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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Storm

Last month
January 2023
# Severe Weather
At least seven dead following severe winds and tornadoes in US south
Authorities said a clearer picture of the extent of the damage and a search for additional victims would come today.
Last year
2022
# Buffalo
US winter storm death toll rises to 61
More than three dozen deaths have been reported in western New York state.
# Winter
Thousands of flights cancelled across US as forecasters warn of ‘bomb cyclone’
Some places have experienced temperatures plummeting 10 degrees Celsius within a matter of hours.
# Severe Weather
Nearly 20,000 without power as ESB crews mobilise after Storm Franklin
Following three storms in quick succession, Met Éireann is forecasting much colder temperatures midweek.
# Weather
Wind and rain warnings in place as Storm Franklin hits Ireland
The Status Orange wind warnings cover Clare, Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo.
# storm watch
Met Éireann issues Status Orange wind warning for Friday as Storm Dudley passes over Ireland
The forecaster has also issued a ‘wind, rain and snow’ warning for Friday, when Storm Eunice is set to hit the country.
# Brazil
At least 78 people dead due to flash floods and landslides near Rio de Janeiro
A “state of disaster” has been declared.
# Storm
UN warns of humanitarian crisis as cyclone kills 21 people in Madagascar
Madagascar was already reeling from a tropical storm which killed 55 people late last month.
# bomb cyclone
Thousands of flights cancelled as powerful storm slams into eastern US
With blizzard warnings in effect, cities like New York and Boston bore the brunt of the storm.
# US
Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east
The weather was making air travel extremely difficult in some parts of the country.
All time
# clean up
Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation
ESB Networks said it is continuing to restore power to as many customers as possible tonight, but many will be without supply overnight.
Further high winds last night left thousands of homes, farms and businesses without power and water.
Some people may remain without power into tomorrow.
Six Boil Water Notices are currently in effect in various parts of the country.
Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed
ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
LIVE
Power outages, flooding and now a Dublin orange warning as Storm Barra hits
The latest developments as Storm Barra batters the country.
Schools will be closed again tomorrow in 11 counties
Some 38,000 homes and businesses around the country remain without power
A status red warning is in place in Co Clare
AS IT HAPPENED
Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties
All the latest development as Storm Barra moves across Ireland.
Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further Red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
The rest of the country is covered by Orange and Yellow warnings
Over 50,000 premises are without power and schools in Red and Orange counties are closed
# Alert
Storm Arwen: Winds pick up speed as weather warnings to come into effect
Wind warnings have been issued for nine counties, while the parts of England and Scotland have been upgraded to a rare red warning.
# Mudslides
California storm predicted to bring ‘historic’ amount of rainfall
Widespread flooding was reported as areas burned bare by wildfires struggled to absorb the huge amount of rain.
# Storm
Shortages of supplies and workers to delay damage repairs in US after Hurricane Ida
The hurricane damaged or destroyed more than 22,000 power poles.
# storm names
Kim, Pól and Seán: Names of future winter storms announced
The Storm Names partnership raises awareness of the impact of severe weather.
# Storm
Donegal CCC to meet this week after Kilcar launch objection to county-final defeat
Kilcar believe Naomh Conaill, who eventually beat them on penalties to win the county SFC title, used more than three subs during extra-time.
# Stormy
Risk of hail and lightning as thunderstorm warning issued for nine counties
The warning will kick in at 2pm and will remain in place until 8pm this evening.
# STORM BREWING
Powerful winter storm set to dump up to 24 inches of snow in New York as it hits US east coast
The National Weather Service issued storm warnings from Virginia to Maine.
# storm christoph
Storm Christoph: Residents evacuated across UK amid snow showers and flood warnings
Nearly 180 flood warnings remained in place across England at midday today.
# Nicaragua
Three dead as Storm Eta lashes Nicaragua with rain, sparking deadly mudslides
The storm has weakened from the Category 4 hurricane that battered the coast.
# US
Hurricane Sally: Rescuers seek out people amid widespread flooding
Homeowners and businesses have begun cleaning up following the storm.
# hurricane season
Residents on US Gulf Coast watch as Hurricane Sally tracks towards the coast
Sally is expected to become a hurricane later today and reach the coast by tomorrow.
# bacteria
Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain
High levels of bacteria have been detected at some beaches in the county.
# Power Outages
Over 10,000 homes and businesses without power as Storm Ellen makes landfall
A Status Red wind warning is in effect in Cork until midnight.
# hurricane hanna
Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas as state braces for flash flooding
Meteorologists say the biggest concern from Hanna is expected to be flash flooding.
# Stormy
Tropical Storm Hanna nears hurricane strength as it approaches Texas
Forecasters expect the weather system to bring heavy rain, storm surges and possible tornadoes.
# we go again
New dates confirmed for postponed Allianz Hurling League fixtures
There has also been a change of venue for this weekend’s meeting of Laois and Kilkenny.
# storm brendan
Status Orange warning extended to entire country ahead of arrival of Storm Brendan
The wind warning is in place across all counties from 5am tomorrow.
# STORM BREWING
Schmidt admits typhoon talk a distraction as Ireland look to seal quarter-final
The other Pool A game between Japan and Scotland is not certain to go ahead.
# Hagibis
World Rugby monitoring typhoon that could hit Ireland's World Cup campaign
Forecasts are suggesting that Hagibis could hit Japan this weekend.
# enzo is coming
Lorenzo is going to sweep in across the country later today - Here's what you need to know
Schools in Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick to “err on side of caution” on possible closures today.
# lorenzo
Storm Lorenzo could cause 'ferocious' and 'very dangerous' storm surges in coastal areas
The storm is due to track close to or over Ireland on Thursday evening and early Friday.
# Potential
The highly rated teenager who took the Champions League by storm
Erling Braut Haaland hit a remarkable first-half hat-trick against Genk last night.
# Storm
Hurricane Dorian: 2,500 people still unaccounted for in Bahamas
The hurricane devastated the region.
# Storm
Hurrican Dorian: Death toll rises as Bahamas faces 'devastation'
The storm is weakening as it moves onto the North Carolina coast.
# Storm
Hurricane Dorian claims first life as US evacuates large swathes of east coast
The hurricane is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Bahamas.
# Evacuation
Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas
Prime Minister Hubert Minis has warned residents of the Bahamas they could face serious harm if they do not evacuate.
# Emergency
Storm Barry is now a hurricane, as it hurtles towards Louisiana's coast
The Mississippi River is currently at 17 feet – just below flood range.