Saturday, May 23, 2020

Many people all across Roscommon and the wider Connacht area woke up to further wind and rain this morning, as strong winds continued to blow throughout the night at the end of a quite stormy day yesterday.

This tree fell due to the windy conditions in Castlerea.

There were widespread reports of small-scale damage done to property, particularly garden furniture and fencing, while some posts on social media also illustrated the strength of the wind in pockets around the county. Gusts of up to 80kmph were officially recorded by Met Éireann at the observatory in Mount Dillon, however not far away from that it appeared as if even stronger winds were in force.

Strong winds were also spotted in the west of the county, including this footage from Ballaghaderreen.

 

A handful of social media posts highlighted the lack of stronger warnings from Met.ie, suggesting that possibly something more than a yellow warning might have been in order.

All the power outages that were suffered in the Boyle, Ballaghaderreen and Carrick-on-Shannon areas have been addressed by ESB networks, however there remains between 100 and 200 customers in the Athlone and Tubbercurry areas that are without power this morning as repair works continue.

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