That was a wild one.
Storm Callum battered Cork with gales and heavy rain overnight and the Orange weather warning remains in place until 5pm this evening.
While monstrous gusts of up to 151kph were recorded at Fastnet Rock off the coast of West Cork in the early hours of Friday, luckily damage has so far been limited to some spot flooding, temporary electrical outages and debris closer to the city.
— Pádraig (@PadraigM01) October 12, 2018
Castletownbere, Skibbereen, Ahakista, Ballydehob, Kinsale, Kildorrery and Mitchelstown are dealing with electricity outages, as ESB Networks struggle to restore power to more than 9,000 Cork homes left in darkness in the southwest.
If you come across fallen trees, be aware that there may be fallen wires. The advice is to stay clear and phone ESB Networks immediately on 1850 372 999 or 021 238 2410.
Meanwhile in Cobh, emergency services are dealing with a mudslide at Carrigaloe at bottom of Donegal Hill.
— Ken Curtin (@kencurtin) October 12, 2018
There are reports of a fallen cable on the road from Kinsale to Carrigaline and flooding is slowing progress on the Bailick Road in Midleton.
— Helen Douglas (@Helensahmum) October 12, 2018
In the city, where the Council warned of the possibility of high tides overnight, the river has subsided for now.
These images from Cork Evening Echo News Editor Kevin O’Neill show that the worst has likely passed.
— Kevin O’Neill (@_KevinONeill_) October 12, 2018
Met Eireann is predicting continued strong winds this morning, mainly at the west coasts.
‘It will be dry for a time with heavy, passing showers but another spell of heavy rain will develop by mid morning and continue until mid afternoon. Temperatures will be 14 or 15 degrees.’ reports the national forecaster.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 12, 2018
‘There’ll be scattered showers in the west of the province this evening and for a time tonight with another spell of rain developing from the south before morning. Lowest temperatures 9 to 11 degrees.’
If you’re headed for higher ground, fear not; your escape should be a breeze.
Flights are departing on schedule from Cork Airport, where Storm Callum made little impact overnight.
— Cork Airport (@CorkAirport) October 12, 2018
Main image: Twitter/ @PadraigM01