Storm Rachel: Red alert forces school shutdown as 16,000 without power
Thousands of people across the country are without electricity following a night of strong and gale force winds with gusts of up to 150km/h.
2° Some clouds Wind: NNW 22
5° A rain or snow shower Wind: NW 14
0° Variable cloudiness Wind: WSW 5
4° A rain or snow shower Wind: W 6
0° A bit of snow and rain Wind: N 19
5° A couple of showers of rain or snow Wind: N 23
0° A shower possible Wind: NNW 13
4° Chance for rain or snow shower Wind: NNW 10
2° Partly to mostly cloudy Wind: N 5
6° Times of clouds and sun Wind: NNE 10
-1° Increasing clouds Wind: WNW 5
New Year’s Eve partygoers can expect a relatively dry night, Met Eireann has said.
Those pictures couldn't be real… could they? Initially some online conspiracy theorists wondered if photographer George Karbus, who took amazing shots of the town of Lahinch being battered by storm waves in the first days of January, had doctored the pictures. They couldn't believe the ferocious waves could have dwarfed the sea-side dwellings to such a degree.
Frustrated climate campaigners claimed last night that the world was on course for an unsustainable four-degree rise in temperatures, as two weeks of negotiations for a climate-change agreement reached an unsatisfying conclusion.
Temperatures dropped by up to 10 degrees over the weekend as the long spell of mild weather officially came to an end.
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