Met Éireann officially names Storm Erik and issues Status Orange warning

Storm Erik met éireann weather forecast

Strong winds are expected in parts of Donegal, Mayo and Galway - where a Status Orange Wind Warning is in place.

"Very high seas as well with some coastal flooding".

Storm Erik has claimed its first victim after a man was fatally injured when his vehicle was hit by a falling tree.

Sandbags are at the ready after the Environment Agency issued flood alerts to people in coastal towns and villages along the north Cornwall coast as Erik sweeps in from the Atlantic.

The warning is valid from 5am on Friday morning to 6am on Saturday. There will be cloudy, wet conditions with some heavier rain coming this afternoon.

Already today one person has died and there have been other serious accidents as trees fell in Storm Erik.

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The estimated restoration time is expected around 12.45pm, with contractors on their way, however, with the winds set to get worse, that could be a little longer. Highest temperatures will be around 6C to 9C.

The strong winds has caused severe travel disruptions in some areas, with train services suspended between Tattenham Corner and Coulsdon Town in Surrey due to fallen tree on the line. Light southwest winds will freshen and veer westerly overnight, helping to mitigate the risk of frost and icy patches.

Temperatures will be above average but it will feel cooler in the winds.

Monday is predicted to have a cold morning, later becoming drier and sunnier.

Current indications for Tuesday suggest a milder but mostly cloudy day with patchy rain developing in the western and northwestern areas and highs of 7 to 11 degrees.

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