It was a wild night.
Cork commuters will be dodging debris from Storm Isha this morning after the storm wreaked havoc on electricity poles, trees and outdoor structures.
According to ESB Networks, more than 170,000 properties in Ireland are without power as teams rush to correct the damage.
‼️‼️‼️ Fallen trees, power lines and debris may impact your journey this morning ‼️‼️‼️
🚘 Please exercise extreme caution and be especially aware of vulnerable road users including pedestrians and cyclists.
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— Cork County Council (@Corkcoco) January 22, 2024
Many trees and poles fell on roads across Cork throughout Sunday evening, keeping clearing crews busy and motorists have been warned that trees are blocking the road in Bothar Glas, near Ballea Bridge Carrigaline and Ballincurrig, from the Fermoy direction, this morning.
At Begley’s Forge in Ovens, a shed made a break for freedom.
— Cork Safety Alerts (@CorkSafetyAlert) January 21, 2024
The storm also caused lots of disruptions in the air yesterday, with several diversions, including one flight from Birmingham to Cork that failed to land at Cork Airport and was forced to travel back to Birmingham.
A total of ten flights were cancelled (four inbound, six outbound) and six inbound flights were diverted. Passengers heading to the airport today are advised to allow sufficient time for their journey and to exercise extra caution en route.
Monday will remain windy with sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy with a chance of hail.
“The showers will become more isolated through the evening. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.” said a forescater.
Met Éireann says it will be “generally unsettled” for the rest of the week in Cork, “although a brief period of drier and brighter weather is expected on Wednesday.”