STORM DEBI MAKES LANDFALL ON IRELAND
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 13, 2023
Northern Ireland is currently in the eye of Storm Debi with drier, calmer conditions for some, but around the edge of the system.
However, there’s a huge swirl of strong winds and heavy rain that will affect most places for at least a time today.
Report says it will turn drier and brighter this afternoon with the chance of some brightness for a few hours before dusk.
Police have urged people to stay at home and avoid unnecessary journeys with forecasters warning of disruption and damage, with severe weather alerts in place.
An amber wind warning has been issued for parts of counties Down and Armagh, with a yellow alert for heavy rain and wind in place for all of Northern Ireland.
In the Republic of Ireland, a red alert, the highest level was issued for 14 counties with a warning of a danger to life.
About 100,000 homes and businesses are without power across the Republic, with the number expected to rise as the storm reaches its peak.
Meteorological service Met Éireann said there was a possibility of localized flooding, hazardous driving conditions and fallen trees.