Shocking footage shows serious flooding as Storm Eleanor hits Ireland 4 years ago

Shocking footage shows serious flooding as Storm Eleanor hits Ireland

Stay safe out there.

Following a nationwide weather warning on Tuesday morning, Storm Eleanor has descended on Irish shores with a vengeance.

Galway has been hit pretty hard, with reports of water rising up through the Spanish Arch and much of Shop Street submerged due to major flooding.

With Storm Eleanor now in full force, it said that a gust of 139km/h was recorded at Mace Head Galway at 5pm.

A new status orange weather warning has also been issued for Connacht, Cavan and Monaghan with stormy conditions predicted to continue this evening.

Speeds of 65 to 80 km/h are expected with warnings of damaging gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.

The warning is now in effect and will be until 10pm tonight.



Galway flooding 2018

Meanwhile, in the Latin Quarter...

And elsewhere in the city:


And Galway isn't the only city to have been affected, footage of flooding in Cork and Limerick has also been shared online.

This follows reports of over 50,000 ESB customers being left without power in the west and nnorth-west of the country.

Earlier today, a status orange wind alert was put into place for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

It will remain in place until 2pm on Wednesday, January 3.

The warning will see westerly winds with average speeds of 65 to 80 km/h, with gusts of at least 110 to 130 km/h expected.

It's the fourth weather warning to come into effect as Storm Eleanor arrives in Ireland.

Stay safe out there, folks.