A yellow weather warning is currently in place across Ireland.
More than 500 customers across County Tipperary woke up this morning to their homes and businesses without power as Storm Gerrit moved out of Ireland.
Last night the storm brought gales and heavy rain to Ireland and is expected to make landfall in northern Scotland any moment, bringing heavy snow and showers to the area.
Locally, around 500 homes and businesses in County Tipperary remain without power as ESB crews work to restore power to the area.
Areas in County Tipperary most affected by power outages include Deer Park, where 253 customers are currently without power; Holy Cross Road, where 123 customers are currently waiting for power to be restored; and Holy Cross Road, where 125 customers are currently without power. This is Kaileeler.
ESB’s preferred time for power restoration varies by region. The expected power restoration time on Holy Cross Road is between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Power is expected to be restored in Khairur by 12 p.m., while power is expected to be restored to affected homes and businesses in Deer Park by 5 p.m.
Storm Gerrit is leaving Ireland, but Met Éireann still predicts wet and windy weather to continue into 2023.
A status yellow wind and rain warning remains in place across Ireland until midnight. This warning could result in heavy rainfall and localized flooding. Strong southerly winds associated with spring tides can cause coastal flooding.
Meanwhile, a status orange rainfall warning has been issued for counties Kerry and West Cork, which will remain in place until midnight.
An additional status orange wind warning is in place for counties Clare and Galway until 6am on Thursday morning.
A status yellow wind and rain warning will be in place tomorrow Thursday for Clare, Kerry, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo from midnight tonight. This will bring strong wind gusts to the area until 6am Friday morning. The combination of spring tides, large waves, and strong winds can cause coastal flooding. Meanwhile, showers may cause localized flooding.
Gardaí and the Road Safety Agency (RSA) have urged people to drive carefully during the severe weather currently affecting Ireland and to be aware of flooding and fallen trees on local roads.