FISHING TRAWLERS TAKE SHELTER IN DONEGAL BAY AHEAD OF STORM GARETH
With Storm Gareth about to hit the northwest of Ireland hard over the coming hour a number of fishing trawlers have taken shelter in Donegal bay with some in the bay since yesterday afternoon as strong wind of up to 130km/hr are expected in the area along with a massive swell and big coastal waves of up to 20 to 40ft. Image above shows the trawlers all taken shelter.
Donegal bay is one of the areas later that could see some coastal damage and massive waves due to storm Gareth but conditions in the bay would be much better than out of the coast.
The public should avoid exposed beaches, cliffs and piers, harbour walls and promenades along the coast during storm conditions on Tuesday afternoon up until Wednesday morning and not put your life at risk as well as others at risk.
Widespread power outages could occur in Connacth and Ulster on Tuesday afternoon, evening and night into Wednesday morning as the area of low pressure passes just of to the north of Ulster into western Scotland
Away from Atlantic coastal regions winds will gust up to 90km/hr to 110km/hr with the risk of scattered power outages.
Anyone planing to travel by air or sea on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning there is likely to be some disruption and it would be important to check in before travelling .
Kenneth Mc Donagh from the Donegal Weather Channel
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