Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

In an additional note Met Eireaan said at present, the strongest and most damaging winds are now forecasted to affect Munster and south Leinster, particularly the southwest, south and Irish Sea coasts with the heaviest rainfall accumulations in Connacht, west Ulster and west Munster.

The National Co-Ordination Emergency Group has now extended the red weather warnings and is advising people to stay inside.

"Generally across the country we are expecting mean speeds of 65-80kmp/h, with gusts of 110-130km/h, and then in those coastal counties of Cork to Mayo, we could well see gusts in excess of 130 km/h".

Conneely's funeral home in Galway said its planned service this morning was cancelled because the graveyard is closed for the day.

A full schedule of services is due to resume from 5am tomorrow.


"This resumption includes all Bus Éireann services, the Expressway network, Eurolines and GoBÉ services".

"We plan to resume services from first trains on Tuesday 17th October on all routes". However, this is dependent on lines being clear of fallen trees and other obstructions, and being safe to operate. Listen to local radio and national media broadcasts for Met Éireann updates on the current weather situation.

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to track directly over Ireland during daytime today.

"Dublin Airport will remain open throughout the day, however a number of flights to and from Dublin have been cancelled".

The North's amber weather alert is now in place from 12pm, instead of 3pm, with winds already starting to gather.

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